The 2012 Capital One Academic All-District ® Men's Soccer Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs in 2011. Southwestern senior, Evan Perkins, was selected to the First Team.
Perkins leads the Pirates in goals this year with 15 and points with 38 and is also tied for first with eight assists. He set a new Southwestern record for goals in a match with four against Texas Lutheran. He is also the record holder for most goals and points in a season with his play this year and most goals in a career (34), career shots on goal (109) and career points (85).
Perkins is a biology/pre-dental major at Southwestern and touts a 3.58 grade point average.
Southwestern closed out the 2012 season at the SCAC Conference Tournament, advancing to the finals after defeating Colorado College for the second year in a row before losing to Trinity.
The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and doubles the number of scholar-athletes honored. The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011-12 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.