Nov. 29, 2012
Capital One Academic All-America Soccer Release
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Bucknell's Joe Meyer and Navy's Eric Wootten added more scholarly honors to their awards collection Thursday when both were named to the Capital One Academic All-America team, it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
It marks the sixth straight year in which at least two League student-athletes have garnered Academic All-America honors in men's soccer.
Wootten, from Woodbridge, Va., was a third-team honoree in 2011 and collects second-team honors in 2012. The senior owns a 3.84 cumulative GPA as an honors systems engineering major at the Naval Academy. A three-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, Wootten ranks 48th in the Overall Order of Merit at Navy, and becomes the sixth student-athlete in League men's soccer annals to garner multiple Academic All-America laurels.
Meyer, a junior, was named to the third team with a 3.97 GPA majoring in mechanical engineering at Bucknell. A native of Sykesville, Md., he has a 4.0 GPA in his major and has appeared on the Academic Honor Roll twice. He started all 20 Bison matches this season, and helped them reach the Patriot League Tournament as the fourth seed. Meyer notched his first career goal in the third game of the season against Florida Gulf Coast.
Both Wootten and Meyer were named to the Academic All-Patriot League team at the conclusion of the regular season in early November.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 16,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.