November 7, 2011

Four earn CoSIDA Academic All-District

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Four Grove City College soccer players earned Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Academic All-District honors over the weekend from the region's sports information directors.

In men's soccer, senior forward Tim Boswell (Jonesborough, Tenn./Providence Academy), senior midfielder Brian Eckenhoff (Mount Laurel, N.J./Lenape) and junior defender Josh Kern (Fairfield, Pa./Fairfield) all earned First Team recognition. In women's soccer, senior forward Arielle Goyzueta (Goshen, N.Y./Goshen) earned a spot on the First Team.

As First Team honorees, all four student-athletes advance to the national Academic All-America ballot. The Academic All-America squads will be announced later in November.

Boswell has started all 18 matches for the Wolverines (12-5-1 overall) this year and has scored four goals. A two-year letterman, Boswell is in his first year as a full-time starter and is a 2011 team co-captain. In 2010, Boswell helped Grove City reach the finals of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Southern Championship Tournament.

He has achieved a 3.98 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in molecular biology. Boswell is a Dean's List student who has also been named to the Presidents' Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll. Boswell has also received the College's Presidential Scholarship and earned induction into the Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa honoraries.

Eckenhoff earned his second career Academic All-District honor after receiving Second Team All-District College Division in 2010. Eckenhoff has played in all 18 matches for Grove City, making 10 starts. He has scored one goal and added one assist from his midfield position while also helping the Wolverines post six shutouts. He has played in 60 straight matches and helped Grove City reach the 2010 ECAC finals.

Eckenhoff owns a 3.98 GPA as a business management major. He has earned Dean's List honors, along with placement on the conference's Academic Honor Roll. He has earned the Presidential Scholarship and is president of both Omicron Delta Kappa and the College's chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Kern moved to defender this year and has started all 18 matches for Grove City. His work has helped Grove City record six shutouts and an overall 1.25 goals-against average. He played extensively as a reserve in 2010, his first season at the College.

Kern has a 3.56 grade-point average while majoring in entrepreneurship. He has achieved Dean's List honors along with a spot on the PAC Academic Honor Roll. Kern has also been inducted into the Delta Mu Delta honorary.

Goyzueta has made 18 appearances, including three starts, this year for Grove City (10-7-2). She has scored one goal. Goyzueta is a four-year letterwinner who has played in 73 total matches during her career.

An elementary education major, Goyzueta owns a 3.74 grade-point average. She is a Dean's List and PAC Academic Honor Roll awardee. Goyzueta has also been inducted into ODK and earned the College's "Scholar Athlete" award.

Goyzueta also owns three letters in women's golf and earned PAC Player of the Year honors last spring.

The 2011-12 academic year marks the first year that CoSIDA has based its Academic All-America program on individual divisions within college athletics. Currently, CoSIDA honors student-athletes in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, along with a "College" division that includes NAIA institutions and junior colleges. Prior to this year, the College Division included NCAA Divisions II and III, as well as NAIA schools.

Grove City is now part of District IV for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program. District IV includes all of the NCAA Division III programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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