A total of 24 soccer players (77 percent of roster) received the honor
A total of 124 Tech athletes earned the academic honor
High School: Lettered three years at Southlake Carroll HS for coach Matt Colvin ... Part of 2013 5A state finalists team ... Earned first team all-district in 2012.
Personal: Full name is Alya Shams ... Daughter of Aftab and Arneta Shams ... Four siblings, Shahzad, Oshick, Alfred and Jai ... Born Jan. 26, 1996 in Dallas, Texas ... Chose LA Tech over Stephen F. Austin, UTEP, McNeese State and UL-Monroe.