Schwartz Selected CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team Posted on July 7th, 2021 by

AUSTIN, Texas – Gustavus senior Cole Schwartz (Jakarta, Indonesia) on Wednesday was selected to the 2020-21 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division III Men’s Soccer Team. Schwartz is one of three forwards on the 11-member First Team, with 33 student-athletes from across the country comprising First, Second, and Third Teams. Academic All-America Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

Cole Schwartz

Schwartz, an education major with a 3.93 GPA, has played in 24 career games with the Gusties, helping the team to a 20-3-1 overall record including the 2019 MIAC regular season and playoff championships, and an NCAA tournament appearance. Schwartz has accumulated 61 career points on 27 goals and seven assists. He was named First Team All-America in 2019, along with First Team All-North Region and MIAC All-Conference honors. During the 2019 season, Schwartz tallied 55 points, which was the most by a MIAC player since 1975 and ranked second in Division III. His 24 goals in 2019 were third most in the country. Schwartz has seven game-winning goals and four career hat tricks.

Schwartz garners Gustavus’s 118th CoSIDA Academic All-America honor, which ranks first in the MIAC (48 more than the next institution), 13th in NCAA Division III, and tied for 37th among all NCAA divisions. Schwartz is also the fifth Gustavus men’s soccer player to earn Academic All-America and first since Braden Schmid in 2014. He joins Benjamin Ceder (2011) as the only two Gustie men’s soccer players to earn First Team honors.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA 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.

CoSIDA Release

Most Division III Academic All-America Honorees

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 339
  2. Washington University 194
  3. Emory University 192
  4. Nebraska Wesleyan University 185
  5. Augustana College 176
  6. Johns Hopkins University 169
  7. Carnegie-Mellon University 158
  8. Calvin 139
  9. Rose Hulman Institute of Technology 134
  10. Illinois Wesleyan University 133
  11. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 127
  12. Case Western Reserve University 119
  13. Gustavus Adolphus College 118

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