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HANCOCK – Seniors Addie Budzinski and Brendan Christian have been selected for the CSC (College Sports Communicators) Academic All-District team for women’s and men’s soccer, respectively.

Budzinski is the second female football player selected. Christian becomes the first male athlete in any sport in school history to be honored.

To qualify, student-athletes must be sophomores and have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.50

Budzinski concludes strong career for Finlandia. She had three goals with two assists for eight points in 17 games. Budzinski helped the Lions qualify for their fourth straight post-season tournament. She is Finlandia’s all-time leader in games played (69) and second in goals (16), assists (17) and points (49)

Budzinski was a three-time all-conference selection, three-time all-conference academic and last season was the Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year. She has a degree in nursing and is working towards a degree in psychology. Budzinski has a GPA of 3.75.

Christian, team captain, has been a stabilizing influence for the Lions. He scored one goal with two assists for four points. Christian was the leader on defense, blocking 17 shots and helping FinnU to have the third lowest GAA in school history (2.06).

Off the field, Christian has been RA with Finlandia, a member of the C2C Academic Honor Roll twice and has a 3.91 GPA in Accounting. He was the Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year last season.

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