NORTHFIELD, Minn.—Ryan Cammarota (Sr./Neenah, Wis.) of the Carleton College men’s soccer team was named to the 2011 CoSIDA/ Capital One Academic All-District First Team for his performance on the soccer field and in the classroom.
In the classroom Cammarota boasts a 3.70 GPA as a chemistry major. On the field, he has been part of a Carleton team that has won three MIAC titles, and made three trips to the MIAC playoff finals, and appeared in the NCAA Championships for the first time in program history. This season he led the Knights in assists, and was tied for the top spot among MIAC competitors, he also had three goals on the season. Cammarota’s playmaking ability has been instrumental for the Knights for the past four years and last season he was rewarded with All-MIAC and All-District honors.
Abby Wills (Sr./Portland, Ore./ St. Mary’s) of the women’s soccer team also earned First Team All-District honors. Carleton was the only MIAC school to have an athlete from both the men’s and women’s soccer teams named to the All-District team.
The Capital One Academic All-District team is part of the Capital One Academic All-America program, administered by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) a 2,000-member organization consisting of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. 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.
Top student-athletes from Division III programs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan are eligible for inclusion on the district team. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 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.