Corrado Named Capital One Academic All-American
Nov. 26, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University men's soccer senior midfielder A.J. Corrado was named a third-team Capital One Academic All-American, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Tuesday.
He is the first men's soccer player to earn Academic All-America honors since Ofori Sarkodie was a third-team honoree in 2009, while his award marks the eighth Academic All-America award for the program.
Corrado recently completed his IU career by leading Indiana to the 2013 Big Ten Men's Soccer Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. During his three seasons at IU Corrado appeared in 68 matches, making 50 starts. As a sophomore in 2011 he tallied two goals and four assists in 22 appearances.
His junior year saw him earn first-team All-Big Ten, Capital One Academic All-District and Academic All-Big Ten honors as the Hoosiers won the 2012 NCAA Championship. Corrado led the Big Ten in assists with 12, while also tallying one goal in 24 starts.
As a senior Corrado was again a Capital One Academic All-District pick, was named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and earned second-team All-Big Ten honors. He led IU in assists with seven, while finishing tied for first on the team in points with 13.
Outside the classroom Corrado maintains a 3.64 GPA in biology with plans to attend dental school in the future. He has been involved with several charitable organizations while at IU, including Read Across America and Timmy Global Health, which raises money to send a group of students, doctors, dentists, etc. to impoverished countries to provide basic medical care.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. 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 19,000 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 www.cosida.com.
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