David Schill named Academic All-American
Senior David Schill, a forward on the Air Force Academy men's soccer team, has been named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's Soccer Team. Schill, who has a 3.91 GPA in a double major of mechanical engineering and engineering mechanics, is the second Academic All-American in the 50-year history of men's soccer at the Academy.
Schill, from Woodbridge, Va., is a second-team selection. He earned a nomination on the national ballot after his selection to the all-district 7 team. He finished second on the team in scoring with 10 points in 2005. He had three goals and four assists this season, and five goals and eight assists for 18 points in his career.
The Academic All-America® Teams program honors 816 male and female student-athletes annually who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom. Individuals are selected through voting by CoSIDA, the College Sports Information Directors of America; a 2,000-member organization consisted of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 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.