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 www.cosida.com