Towson, Md. – The 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Men’s Soccer Team was announced and Jon Fuentes of Robert Morris was selected to the First Team. The Capital One Academic All-America® College Division soccer teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions and are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A business administration major with a 4.0 grade point average, Fuentes led Robert Morris to a 12-5-2 record in 2012. A three-year starter for the Eagles, Fuentes missed five games due to an injury. A starter at center midfielder, the Chicago native scored one goal this season and finished his career with nine goals, three assists and 21 points. As a junior, Fuentes earned CCAC All-Conference Second team honors and he is the first RMU men’s soccer player to earn this award.
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.