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Ginet Tabbed First-Team Academic All-American

January 3, 2013 at 2:33 pm

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NORTHFIELD, Minn. – After a superb season on the soccer pitch, junior forward Simon Ginet (Arlington, Mass./Arlington) has now been honored for his strong performance in the classroom. He was named a first-team Academic All-American, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Carleton student-athletes have now earned Academic All-America distinction 19 times overall, and Ginet is the fifth Knight to be voted to the national first-team.

A Sociology/Anthropology major, Ginet holds a 3.96 grade-point-average and is the third Carleton men’s soccer player to earn the Academic All-America award. He was the only soccer player—male or female—from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) to receive this award this season. Additionally, Ginet and teammate Neil Bartholomay (Jr./St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) were also named to the Academic All-District first-team.

In his first season as a starter for the Knights, Ginet became the only Carleton player ever to tally double digits in both goals (12) and assists (10) during the same season. He ranked second among MIAC players in both points (34) and assists, while tying for fourth in goals scored. He tallied five game-winning goals, tied for third most in the conference, and helped lead the Knights to their fifth MIAC regular season-title over the last six seasons. Led by five All-MIAC first-team selections—including Ginet—the Knights made their second-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Championships.

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Carleton Academic All-Americans

Academic All-America Team
1992 Scott Hanks Football  (1st team) Tight End
1995 Jon Bougie Men's At-Large  (2nd team) Track & Cross Country
Lydia Neilsen Women's At-Large  (2nd team) Swimming
1996 Kevin Theissen Men's At-Large  (3rd team) Track & Cross Country
1998 Max Harper Men's At-Large  (2nd team) Swimming
1999 Josh Wilhelm Men's Basketball  (2nd team) Forward
2000 Jeff Thurk Football  (2nd team) Defensive Line
Sandra Helquist Women's At-Large  (3rd team) Track & Field
2001 Carl Tape Men's At-Large  (2nd team) Soccer
2003 Jason Brown Men's At-Large  (1st team) Swimming
Matt Hooley Men's Track/Cross Country  (3rd team) Track & Cross Country
2004 Britta Vietenheimer Women's At-Large  (2nd team) Swimming
2005 David Watson Men's Soccer  (3rd team) Midfielder
2008 Ted Marschall Men's At-Large  (3rd team) Swimming
2009 Ted Marschall Men's At-Large  (2nd team) Swimming
2010 Will Taylor Football  (2nd team) Offensive Line
2011 Simone Childs-Walker Women’s Track/Cross Country  (1st team) Track & Cross Country
2012 Simone Childs-Walker Women’s Track/Cross Country  (1st team) Track & Cross Country
Simon Ginet Men's Soccer (1st Team) Forward

Bartholomay joined Ginet as one of four MIAC players voted to the Academic All-District team. A standout defender, Bartholomay holds a 3.41 grad-point average as a Political Science/International Relations major. He was selected to the All-America third team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Among other honors the Carleton men’s soccer team received following the 2012 season, the Knights earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.36, and Bob Carlson was selected by his peers as the 2012 MIAC Coach-of-the Year.

The Capital One Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011-12 D-III Academic All-America® teams program. 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/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Only Academic All-District first-team selections are eligible for Academic All-America recognition. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports. For more information about the Capitol One Academic All-America Teams program, please visit