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#23 Erin Baxter
  • 4L
  • 5-8, Midfielder
  • Littleton, Colo.
  • (Highlands Ranch)
  • ** 1998, 1997 & 1996 All-American**
  • **1998 Southeastern Conference Tournament MVP**
  • ** 1997 SEC Player of the Year**
  • ** 1998 GTE Academic All-American of the Year**
  • **1998, '97 & '96 GTE Academic All-American**

1998: Started all 27 of the Gators' matches...Played 2316 minutes, second-best on the team, and scored 7 goals and had 6 assists for 20 points...Team co-captain...All-America first-team selection by Soccer America and College Soccer Weekly...Selected to the NSCAA and ESPN/Soccer Times All-American second teams...Soccer Buzz All-America third-team member...Named Southeastern Conference Tournament MVP...First team All-SEC...became the first UF female student-athlete to be named the GTE Academic All-American of the Year...also a GTE Academic All-America first-team selection...1998 Tracy Caulkins Award Winner as UF's top graduating female student-athlete...among the 10 finalists for the 1999 NCAA Woman of the Year Award...Named to the SEC Tournament team, becoming the first player in league history to make the team four times...NSCAA All-Southeast Region First Team selection...Earned her third All-SEC Academic Honor Roll selection...NSCAA Scholar Athlete All-America Women's First Team selection... Tied for fourth all-time at UF in assists (19), fourth in goals scored (26) and points (71), and first in minutes played (6,764) and starts (83)...Received invitation to Adidas Summer League...spent four weeks training in Portland, Ore., with the ASL.

1997: Started 23 of the Gators' 24 season matches for 1,929 minutes...All-America first-team selection by the NSCAA...1997 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and All-SEC first team...One of four Gators named to the 1997 SEC All-Tournament team...First Gator to earn a spot on the GTE Academic All-America Fall At-Large first team with a 3.95 GPA in marketing...Scored nine goals and had six assists for 24 points...Named to the 1997 All-SEC first team...Scored the game-winning goal in the 1997 SEC Tournament match against Vanderbilt...Tied for team lead in game-winning goals with Andi Sellers with four...Scored two goals against Colorado in her first match in her home state...Member of the 1997 SEC Academic Honor Roll and one of three Gators to earn the soccer team's Most Outstanding Student-Athlete Award, earning the award for the third consecutive year...Named team's MVP at the end of the 1997 season...Also recipient of the Players' Choice Award (MVP voted by the team).

1996: 22 matches (22 starts) for 1,606 minutes...All-America second-team selection by NSCAA...GTE Academic All-America Fall At-Large second-team member...First-team selection to the All-SEC and NSCAA All-Southeast Region teams...All-SEC Tournament team selection...Gators' Most Valuable Player...SEC Academic Honor Roll member...Career-best scoring effort came in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against North Carolina State, totaling five points from two goals and one assist in the 7-3 UF victory...Missed the last three regular-season matches of the season due to various injuries...Returned to the starting lineup in the SEC Tournament, starting every match...Scored game-winning goals in the regular season against Mississippi State and Mississippi.

1995: 12 matches (11 starts) for 913 minutes...Tri captain...Named to All SEC Tournament team...Missed eight matches due to severe hamstring strain...Returned to the lineup for first time in six matches, playing all 90 minutes and scoring at Old Dominion...Gator soccer team's Most Outstanding Student Athlete after earning 4.0 GPA.

High School: 1995 Girls' Soccer Player of the Year by Denver Post and All Colorado Player of the Year by Rocky Mountain News...1994 & '95 all state selection...Earned All Continental League and team MVP honors three consecutive years (1993 95)...Coached by Randy Hodous during high school career... Helped lead team to 5A state championship in 1994 and second place finish in 1995...Salutatorian of Highlands Ranch Class of 1995 with 4.19 GPA.

Club: Member of three time State Cup runner up Cherry Creek Lightning White club team under coach Shami Behbehani...Helped lead Cherry Creek to three Premier League championships, WAGS (Washington Area Girls Soccer) U 19 Premier Championship in 1994, and WAGS Division "A" title in 1993...Member of Colorado state select team since 1990.

Personal: Born August 9, 1977...Daughter of Richard and Collette Baxter...1995 graduate of Highlands Ranch High School...Involved in numerous community service activities...Also considered Brown, Holy Cross and Northwestern.

Major: Marketing.

Baxter's Collegiate Statistics
Year G GS Min. Shots G(GW) A Pts.
1995 12 11 913 30 3 (1) 0 6
1996 22-22 1,606 39 7 (1) 7 21
1997 24-23 1,929 66 9 (4) 6 24
1998 27-27 2,316 42 7 (0) 6 20
Totals 85-83 6,764 177 26 (6) 19 71
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