SAINT LEO, Fla. – Men’s soccer midfielder, Bruce Cutler, claimed his second academic award of the 2009 campaign as he was announced as a National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas Scholar All-South Region First Team member, it was announced Friday.
Boasting a mighty 3.98 cumulative grade-point-average and majoring in mathematics, Cutler is the quintessential student-athlete. His outstanding play on the field, as well as his efforts in the classroom, have garnered him multiple accolades over the course of his three seasons of action for the Lions, including CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team member, as well as NSCAA All-South Region Second Team in 2009.
For the season, the Inverurie, Scotland native finished the year as the second leading scorer for the Lions with 14 points (Five goals, four assists), in addition to playing in 14 of 15 contests. He totaled one game-winning tally and was a perfect 3-for-3 from the penalty kick area.
With his first team nomination Cutler is now eligible for NSCAA Scholar All-America honors.
Joining Cutler on the first team is fellow SSC competitors Jon Gruenewald and Thomas Biddinger from Rollins.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout his or her career; start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team; be nominated by an institution that is a current NSCAA College Services member; be a junior or above in academic standing at the current institution; be in his or her second year at the current school if he or she is a transfer student; and submit an official copy of a certified transcript.
Those meeting the above criteria will be considered by the committee for one of the Scholar All-America teams. The committee reviews both the academic and athletic accomplishments of the nominees. The NSCAA Scholar Athletes of the Year for men and women are selected by the national selection committee from all levels of the Scholar All-America teams.