Lions place three on men's At-Large Academic All-District team

Lions place three on men's At-Large Academic All-District team

2015-16 CoSIDA Academic All-District Men’s At-Large Teams

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Three Saint Leo male student-athletes were named to the 2015-16 Academic All-District At-Large teams selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, as announced by the CoSIDA office on Thursday.

Men's swimmers Matheus Assis and Evan Jacob, as well as men's golfer Joey Savoie, were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team for Saint Leo. All three Saint Leo student-athletes advance for consideration for the Academic All-America team, which will be announced June 8, 2016.

Saint Leo led the South Region in athletes selected with three, while Barry, Embry-Riddle, and Florida Southern each had two athletes honored.

Assis, a 2014-15 CoSIDA At-Large Second Team Academic All-American, returned to the list of honorees for his second-straight year. The senior from Joao Pessoa, Brazil has retained a 3.86 in management and marketing over his time at Saint Leo including earning three Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s honor roll. In the pool, he was named a five-time CSCAA All-American First Team honoree at the 2016 NCAA DII Swimming and Diving Championships, in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, & 800 Free Relay. Through his career he has qualified for NCAA’s four times, and was a two-time All-American in 2015. He leaves Saint Leo with three individual records and five relay records.

Jacob wraps up his four-year career at Saint Leo with a 3.96 GPA and a degree in management, and performed in the pool as well. The native of St. John’s, Fla., earned two CSCAA First Team All-American honors in both the 200 free and the 400 free, and earned three Honorable Mention All-American honors in the 200 individual medley, the 200 butterfly, and the 200 medley relay. He currently holds Saint Leo records in the 200 breast and 200 fly, and relay records in the 200 free, 400 free, and 200 medley relay. Jacob earned SSC All-Second Team honors in 2016, First Team honors in 2015, and was a 2015 CSCAA Scholar All-America honoree.

Savoie, an accounting and management major, earned his place on the All-District list by maintaining a 3.90 GPA while performing well on the golf course. The native of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada, has played in 27 rounds this season, and earned five Top-10 finishes. He finished tied for eighth at the 2016 SSC Championships. Savoie also ranks 25th in the nation with an average score of 72.46. He earned All-SSC honors in both 2015 and 2016, and was named a 2015 DII PING All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Savoie also helped his team finish second at the 2016 South/Southeast Regional, and helped send them to their second consecutive National Championship meet.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. 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.

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