Kofi Sarkodie of Akron.
The College Sports Information Directors of America have selected junior defender Kofi Sarkodie of Akron and senior goalkeeper Zach Carr of Stevens Institute as the top ESPN Academic All-America men's soccer student-athletes of the year.
Sarkodie was named ESPN Academic All-America of the Year for the University Division while Carr was honored as the Academic All-America of the Year for the College Division. Sarkodie is a biology major with a 3.96 grade-point average while Carr is a biomedical engineering major with a 3.92 GPA.
The ESPN Academic All-America program currently selects 12 teams at the University Division level and 12 teams at the College Division level. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average 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.
For more information about the CoSIDA Academic all-American program, including complete lists of the men’s soccer honorees from the University and College divisions, visit www.cosida.com.