Former St. John’s goalkeeper Diana Poulin won yet another award. (Photo courtesy of St. John’s SID)

QUEENS, N.Y. – Former St. John’s University goalkeeper Diana Poulin Wednesday was named a winner of the Big East Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards for soccer.

A Hauppauge, N.Y. native, Poulin was recognized for her athletic achievement, academic excellence and commitment to community service.

The awards are given to one student-athlete in each Big East sponsored sport based on academic credentials, athletic accolades or performances and volunteer service to the community. Student-athletes who have attained junior academic standing and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 are eligible.

The winners are chosen by the Big East Faculty Athletic Representative Counsel.

Poulin, a two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American and Scholar All-East Region selection, concluded the most decorated career for a St. John’s women’s soccer player with a third consecutive Big East goalkeeper of the year award as a senior in 2016.

She also landed on the All-Big East first team and the NSCAA All-Northeast Region second team and was lauded as the ECAC defensive player of the year after posting a league-best 0.52 goals-against average and .867 save percentage.

Poulin registered a school-record 12 clean sheets in 2016 and became the program’s all-time winningest goalkeeper, finishing her stellar tenure with 43 career victories.

In the classroom, Poulin sported a 3.51 cumulative GPA as a finance major and was a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma National Honor Society. This past May, Poulin was awarded the John W. Kaiser Award, which is given to the outstanding female student-athlete representing St. John’s University.

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