TOWSON, MD. (Nov. 29, 2011) – Our Lady of the Lake University men's soccer standout Gary Hamilton has been selected to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Men's Soccer Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The College Division Academic All-America® soccer teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.
Hamilton is included in the first team's defense, along with College of Idaho's James Collet, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Matthias Klatt and McPherson College's Tyler Tank. He is the only member of the Red River Athletic Conference included in this year's Capital One Academic All-America® team.
Hamilton, a senior from Middlesbrough, England, scored one goal this season, the only goal of his four-year career at Our Lady of the Lake. He helped the Saints to 12-6-2 overall record and to the semifinal round of the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament. An All-RRAC First Team member, the biology major has a 3.86 G.P.A.
About the Capital One Academic All-America®program
To be eligible for Capital One Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA 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 14,000 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 http://cosida.com/Awards/allamerica.aspx.
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