Gustavus Adolphus senior men’s soccer players Trevor Brown (Madison, Wis. / Madison Memorial) and Jack Underwood (Fergus Falls, Minn. / Fergus Falls) have been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Five College Division First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Brown and Underwood will now advance to the national ballot. The CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men’s Soccer Team will be released by CoSIDA Monday, November 19.
Brown, a senior goalkeeper from Madison, Wis., leads the Gusties with twelve shutouts this season and did not allow a goal in eight league games. He currently ranks second in NCAA Division III in goals against average (0.289) and shutouts (12) and third in save percentage (.915). Gustavus has compiled a record of 13-1-1 in his 15 starts. Brown, a three-time Academic All-Conference selection, will attend law school next fall.
Brown is the son of Brad Brown and Maribeth Gettinger of Madison and a 2004 graduate of James Madison Memorial High School.
Underwood, a senior midfielder from Fergus Falls, Minn., started every game for Gustavus at midfield this season. Underwood has played in 48 consecutive matches as the team has posted a record of 38-7-3. Primarily a defensive midfielder, he has been a part of a team that has recorded 42 shutouts in its past 57 games. Underwood is a three-time Academic All-Conference selection and a member of the Big Brother program.
Underwood is the son of Ben and Peggy Underwood of Fergus Falls and a 2004 graduate of Fergus Falls High School.
The Academic All-America program annually honors over 1600 student-athletes 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 consisting 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 current institution and be nominated by his sports information director.
The Gusties (16-3-1 overall, 9-1-0 MIAC), MIAC Regular Season Co-Champions and MIAC Post-Season Champions, will take on Whitworth in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Oshkosh, Wis. Friday at 5:00 pm.