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Erin Baxter McCorkle is the second soccer player inducted into the UF Athletic Hall of Fame.

Friday April 17, 2009Gator Soccer's Erin Baxter McCorkle Inducted Into UF Athletics Hall of Fame

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Erin Baxter McCorkle is the second soccer player inducted into the UF Athletic Hall of Fame.

Erin Baxter McCorkle, co-captain of the 1998 NCAA Championship team, is the second soccer player inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the UF Athletics Hall of Fame Friday evening at the induction ceremony held at the Holloway Touchdown Terrace. Athletes become eligible for the UF Athletics Hall of Fame 10 years after they have completed their collegiate career.

 

She was a part of the starting lineup for Florida's first match on Sept. 2, 2005 and was a regular starter throughout her outstanding career. Baxter McCorkle was a key part of Florida's rise from its beginnings in 1995 to the NCAA Championship in 1998.

 

Baxter McCorkle scored 26 goals and contributed 19 assists for 71 points from her center midfield position. She is a three-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America and All-Southeastern Conference selection. As a junior, she was named the 1997 SEC Player of the Year. Baxter McCorkle is the first in league history to earn a spot on the All-SEC Tournament team all four seasons and she was named the SEC Tournament MVP as a senior.

 

Baxter's Collegiate Honors as a Gator

● 1998, 1997 & 1996 NSCAA All-American

● 1998, 1997 & 1996 All-Southeastern Conference team

● 1998, 1997, 1996 & 1996 SEC All-Tournament team

● 1997 SEC Player of the Year

● 1998 SEC Tournament MVP

● 1998 GTE Academic All-American of the Year

● 1998, 1997 & 1996 GTE Academic All-American

 

Baxter McCorkle was also an outstanding student, becoming the first UF female student-athlete to be named the GTE Academic All-American of the Year as a senior. She was voted to the GTE Academic All-America At-Large team as a sophomore, junior and senior. In 1998, she received the Tracy Caulkins Award as UF's top graduating female student athlete. She graduated from UF with highest honors in May of 1999, receiving a degree in marketing and a minor in economics.

 

Baxter McCorkle played three seasons in the WUSA (women's professional soccer league that ended in 2003) with the Carolina Courage. She received her master's degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina in 2005. She returned to her home state of Colorado and is a public accountant with Ernst & Young.

 

Baxter McCorkle and her husband, John, live in Littleton, Colo., with their daughter, Kylie Gray.

 

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