DES MOINES, Iowa - Drake junior men's soccer player Nick Marshall has been selected as a second-team honoree to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men's Soccer Team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Marshall becomes the sixth Bulldog to earn national-team accolades and the third to garner second-team honors. Additionally, he was the lone men's representative from the Missouri Valley Conference to be named to the first-, second- or third-teams.
"I am extremely proud of Nick as this award is reflective of his hard work and dedication on and off the field," Drake head coach Sean Holmes commented. "These awards reward your ability not only as a player, but also your behavior in the classroom as a student. That Nick is such a great leader on the field is an added bonus."
A computer science and chemistry major, Marshall highlighted the squad by owning a perfect 4.00 GPA, the highest GPA on the 11-member second team.
A two-time first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete selection, Marshall started all 21 games for the Bulldogs this past season, recording a pair of goals on 16 shots from his defender's position.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed on the nomination form.