GREENWOOD, Ind. – Men's Soccer senior Bryan Lutz (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) has been recognized as a top scholar-athlete by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The group recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Lutz is double-majoring in business and economics and is part of the economics honor society, Omicron Delta Epsilon and Gamma Sigma Alpha, the honor society for Greek men and women with a GPA above 3.5. Lutz has been on the Dean's List each semester at Randolph-Macon. He is also the 2015 recipient of the Douglas W. Foard Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Award, which honors a sophomore with a GPA above 3.5.
The Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. Randolph-Macon is part of District 5, which encompasses Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Lutz was one of 13 student-athletes chosen from all Division III schools across those states. One other ODAC member was chosen – Goalkeeper Gillen Beck of Washington and Lee University. Beck was also the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
This is the seventh year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2017-18 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and thirdteam All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
To see the full lists of student-athletes honored by CoSIDA, click HERE.