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Creighton's Finlay Leads 2011 Men's Collegiate Scholar All-America Team

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Ethan Finlay (Creighton/Marshfield, Wis.) has been named the 2011 NSCAA Men's Collegiate Scholar Athlete of the Year, leading a contingent of 68 players who have earned selection to the 2011 NSCAA Men's Collegiate Scholar All-America Team.

Finlay has display exceptional achievement on the field as well as in the classroom. The senior forward is a finalist for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, college soccer's highest individual award, leading the Bluejays to the NCAA semifinals while maintaining a 3.40 grade point average in finance. He is joined by teammates Andrew Duran (Mokena, Ill.) and Brian Holt (Omaha, Neb.) as Creighton was the only school to place three players on the University (NCAA Division I) Division team. Two schools, Barry University and Trinity College (Conn.) each had three representatives on the College Division team.

The 68 honorees will be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, to be held in the Kansas City Convention Center's Grand Ballroom on Saturday, Jan. 14, in conjunction with the 2012 NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.

2011 NSCAA Men's Collegiate Scholar All-America Team

University Division            
First Team            
Pos.    Player Class    School Hometown Major GPA
K    Brian Holt   Sr.    Creighton Omaha, Neb. Finance 3.73
D           Diogo deAlmeida   Sr.    SMU Dallas, Texas Markets and Cultures, Spanish 3.52
D           Andrew Duran   Sr.    Creighton Mokena, Ill. Marketing 3.30
D           Cyprian Hedrick   Sr.    Coastal Carolina Friendswood, Texas Sports Management 3.40
D           Kyle Venter   Jr.    New Mexico Aurora, Colo. Business 3.31
M    Scott Caldwell   Jr.    Akron Braintree, Mass. Accounting 3.96
M    Kirk Urso   Sr.    North Carolina Lombard, Ill. Economics 3.46
F    Brendan Burgdorf   Jr.    Bucknell Westfield, N.J. Physics 3.41
F    Ethan Finlay   Sr.    Creighton Marshfield, Wis. Finance 3.40
F    Brent Richards*   Sr.    Washington Seattle, Wash. Business 3.75
F    Andrew Wenger   Jr.    Duke Lititz, Pa. History with Markets and Management Certificate 3.44
                   
Second Team             
K    James Belshaw   Jr.    Duke Durham, N.C. History with Markets and Management Certificate 3.52
K    Alex Fait   Sr.    Sacred Heart Ottawa, Ont. Accounting 3.64
K    Alec Kann   Sr.    Furman Decatur, Ga. Sociology 3.54
D    Chad Barson   Jr.    Akron Lewis Center, Ohio Biology 3.98
D    Jamie Finch   Sr.    Washington Seattle, Wash. Finance 3.74
M    Phillip Aseweh   Sr.    Liberty Navrongo, Ghana Accounting 3.67
M    Matthew Kuhn   Sr.    Drake Raytown, Mo. Accounting 4.00
M    Dillon Powers   Jr.    Notre Dame Plano, Texas Psychology 3.53
M    Blake Smith   Jr.    New Mexico Boerne, Texas Business 3.33
F    Joshua Patterson   Jr.    Duquesne Bowie, Md. Sports Marketing 3.68
F    Tyler Witmer   Sr.    Temple Wernersville, Pa. Kinesiology 3.39
                   
Third Team             
K    Scott Goodwin   Jr.    North Carolina Raleigh, N.C. Biology 3.95
K    Douglas Herrick   Sr.    St. Mary's College (Calif.) Seattle, Wash. Biology 3.50
K    Carl Woszczynski   Sr.    UAB Columbus, Ind. Mechanical Engineering 3.41
K    Kyle Zobeck   Jr.    Valparaiso Coralville, Iowa Mechanical Engineering 3.96
D    Thomas Brandt   Sr.    Pennsylvania Palmyra, Pa. Economics 3.57
D    Luis Ocejo   Jr.    Stetson Mexico City, Mexico Finance 3.73
D    Jannis Opalka   Jr.    Siena Stade, Germany Management 3.94
D    Jeffrey Pickett   Sr.    Army West Point, N.Y. Economics 3.42
M    Gonzalo deMujica   Sr.    Stetson Weston, Fla. International Business 3.32
M    Steve Jakubowski   Sr.    Long Island University West Depford, N.J. Finance and Business Management 3.75
F    Heath Melugin   Sr.    Missouri State Springfield, Mo. Cell and Molecular Biology 3.97
F    Thomas Ostrander*   Sr.    Drake Fort Dodge, Iowa Accounting and Finance 3.56
F    William Stamatis   Jr.    Columbia New York, N.Y. Economics and Philosophy 3.40
                   
College Division            
First Team             
Pos.    Player Class    School Hometown Major GPA
K    Ryan Bass   Jr.    Rockhurst Kansas City, Mo. Psychology 3.33
D    Niro Wimalasena   Sr.    Case Western Reserve Mason, Ohio Chemical Engineering 3.73
M    Cody Costakis   Sr.    Washington  (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. International and Area Studies 3.53
M    Cory Dobkins   Sr.    Ohio Northern Dublin, Ohio Accounting 3.36
M    Jake McCracken   Sr.    Geneva College Beaver Falls, Pa. Business Finance 3.67
M    Guilherme Oliveira   Jr.    Barry Belo Horizonte, Brazil International Business 3.35
M    Tyler Schultz   Sr.    Seattle Pacific Scottsdale, Ariz. Music 3.48
F    Mark Anderson   Sr.    Barry Durham, England Criminology 3.57
F    Vinny Bell   Sr.    Case Western Reserve Parma Heights, Ohio Accounting 3.40
F    Harald Gracholski   Sr.    Lynn Boca Raton, Fla. MBA 4.00
F    Clint Vatterodt   Sr.    Rose-Hulman Bloomington, Ill. Civil Engineering 3.39
                   
Second Team             
K    Johnny Rodrigues   Jr.    Barry Rio de Janeiro, Brazil International Business 3.69
K    James Sweeney   Jr.    Coker Huntingtown, Md. Mathematics 4.00
D    Chad Gilmer   Jr.    Augsburg Bloomington, Minn. Biology 3.59
D    Michael Wilson   Sr.    Northeastern State Elgin, Scotland Health and Human Performance 3.50
M    Johan Bergfeld   Sr.    Flagler Akers Styckebruk, Sweden Business Administration 3.97
M    Ryan Cammarota   Sr.    Carleton Neenah, Wis. Chemistry 3.70
M    Henrique Sousa   Sr.    Rogers State Catoosa, Okla. Business Management 3.53
F    Cody Carlson   Sr.    Redlands Burbank, Calif. Business Administration 3.44
F    Kyle Emge*   Sr.    Regis Loveland, Colo. Business Management 3.60
F    Derek Long   Sr.    DeSales Wernersville, Pa. Elementary Education 3.45
F    Alexander Rouse*   Sr.    Medaille Marcellus, N.Y. Communications 3.64
                   
Third Team             
D    Joe Buckley   Sr.    Trinity (Conn.) Shrewsbury, Mass. Economics 3.42
D    Bashiru Ali   Sr.    Colorado Mesa Tempe, Ariz. Business Administration 3.87
D    Kevin Donnelly   Sr.    Northern Kentucky Highland Heights, Ky. International Studies 3.90
D    Zach Myers   Jr.    Saginaw Valley State Grand Rapids, Mich. Management 3.62
D    Matthew Ratajczak   Jr.    Williams College Brooklyn, N.Y. Economics 3.33
M    Greg Borchers   Sr.    Minnesota-Morris Westminster, Colo. Sport Management 3.66
M    Anthony El-Hachem   Jr.    Trinity (Conn.) Vernon, Conn. Economics and International Studies 3.64
M    Michael O'Neill   Sr.    Tiffin Tiffin, Ohio Sport and Recreation Management 3.42
M    Tim Stadler   Sr.    Wisconsin-Oshkosh Wauwatosa, Wis. Geology 3.48
F    Dan Mayernick   Sr.    Trinity (Conn.) Gladwyn, Pa. Economics and Political Science 3.52
F    Patrick Shaughnessy   Sr.    Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, N.Y. Childhood Education 3.55

* indicates repeat selection

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