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Jewell Excells in the Classroom and on the Soccer Field

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By UCF Athletics

To say that UCF women's soccer forward Tishia Jewell is a go-getter is an understatement.

She has won nearly every award there is to win as a player. She graduated with her bachelor's degree two years after stepping foot onto UCF's campus. And when she made the decision as a high school freshman to enroll full time at Brevard Community College, she wasn't about to let a little thing like age hold her back.

"I just remember my first semester the other students were all in their 20s and I was 14," Jewell said. "I was being dropped off at the community college by my mom .... I was the quiet kid who just sat at their desk and did everything the teacher said."

Jewell, now a dual-masters student (M.P.A./M.N.M.) at UCF, epitomizes the term student-athlete. She graduated with her bachelor's degree in psychology in spring 2011 prior to a stellar fall campaign on the soccer field, where she helped the Knights advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Championship for the first time in 24 years.

Did we mention she also earned All-American recognition both on the field and in the classroom in the process?

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