by Alan Babbitt
Hope College women's soccer player Megan Bigelow has been named a United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region honoree.
The senior midfielder from Flushing, Michigan (Flushing HS) made the third team in the North/Central Region.
To be eligible for Scholar All-Region recognition, student-athletes must meet the following criteria:
3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) or better throughout career
Started more than 50 percent of all games and significantly contribute to their team
Nominated by head coach of current College Services member institution
Junior or above in academic standing; and, if a transfer student, in second year at school
Off the field, Bigelow is a business and economics double major who carries a 3.84 grade point average.
On the field, Bigelow is a United Soccer Coaches all-region honoree and an All-MIAA First Team selection. She scored twice this season while contributing offensively and defensively in the midfield for the Flying Dutch, who finished runner-up in the MIAA standings.