HAMMOND, Ind., & WESTVILLE, Ind. — With his performances on both the soccer field and in the classroom, Purdue University Northwest senior Sergio Reyes was named the fourth CoSIDA Academic All-American in PNW program history.
Reyes (Tabio, Columbia) was selected to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division Men’s Soccer First Team, as released by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday. He joined 10 others on the first team and 11 more on the second team, in the best athletic and academic student-athletes from around the country in the NAIA and junior college ranks.
A starting defender and captain for the Pride (11-5-4) — who open the 2016 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round at Davenport (Mich.) Saturday — Reyes has started in 18 of 19 contests, recording two goals. He’s aided a PNW defense that held opponents to just 10.2 shots per contest and a 0.93 goals against average.
In the classroom, Reyes carries a 3.91 cumulative grade point average in mechanical engineering.
He was recently named to the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic team.
Reyes marks the fourth Purdue Northwest student-athlete to earn the CoSIDA Academic All-American award, joining women’s basketball’s Cassidy Deno (2015-16), women’s tennis’ Lori Haas (2015-16 & 2014-15) and women’s soccer’s Rachel Shmagranoff (2014-15).
To be eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-American contest, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore standing, be in attendance at their institution for at least one year, carry a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade point average, and be a starter or important reserve. The teams are selected by members of CoSIDA and recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Full CoSIDA release: http://www.cosida.com/documents/2016/11/16//AcAA_16soccer_CD.pdf?id=2113