By: Kelly Shipp
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Four Summit League men's soccer student-athletes earned Google Cloud Academic All-District honors from CoSIDA as announced by the organization Thursday.
Denver and Omaha each landed two student-athletes on the District 7 All-Academic Team. The Pioneers two honorees were Andre Shinyashiki and Destan Norman while Omaha's honorees were Ed Gordon and Stevie Siy.
Denver's Shinyashiki is majoring in Marketing and boasts a 3.63 GPA while Norman is majoring in Natural Science with a GPA of 3.94. Omaha's Gordon is majoring in Business Administration with a 4.00 GPA while Siy is majoring in Cybersecurity with a 3.81 GPA.
The Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. In order to be considered for Academic All-America and Academic All-District status, students must not only maintain a minimum 3.30 GPA, but must also be a starter or key reserve, competing in at least 50 percent of their school's contests.
First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second- and third team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. For more information about the Academic All-District and Academic All-America Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Purdue Fort Wayne (Purdue University Fort Wayne), the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 12 NCAA Champions along with over 100 Academic All-Americans, and nearly 125 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level.