LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Senior goalkeeper Shuler Polk was voted to the Capital One Academic All-District team presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), announced the organization on Thursday.
Polk will now be entered into the Academic All-America voting which begins next week.
A native of Fountain Inn, S.C., Polk has flourished both on and off the pitch for the Scots. He has started all 19 matches and allowed 20 goals for a 1.05 goals against average to go along with 77 saves, which is third in the USA South, and four shutouts. Polk had a season-high eight saves on September 27 at Greensboro and has registered at least seven saves three times.
In the classroom, Polk has accumulated a 3.72 GPA with a major in Biology and has been on the Covenant Dean's List and Athletic Honor Roll multiple times throughout his career. He has also earned NCCAA Scholar-Athlete honors twice and GSAC All-Academic in 2011.
In order to be nominated for this award, players must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher and be a significant contributor to their team. The ballot is then voted on by various Sports Information personnel within the district.
NCAA Division III - District 5 Winners
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
GK Shuler Polk COVENANT Sr. Fountain Inn, S.C. 3.72 Biology
D Ryan Deveikis BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN Jr. Marietta, Ga. 3.92 Mathematics / business admin.
D Jeremy Evans BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN Sr. Panama City, Fla. 3.94 Pre-med
D Kyle Fitting BERRY Sr. Acworth, Ga. 3.84 Mathematics
D Nik Patel WASHINGTON (MO) Sr. Aurora, Ill. 3.54 Biochemistry
D Jeff Wallner WEBSTER Jr. Eureka, Mo. 3.97 Mathematics / education
M Josh Hughes BERRY Sr. Peachtree City, Ga. 4.00 Biochemistry
M Jonathan Lipsey WASHINGTON Jr. McLean, Va. 3.96 Biomedical engineering
M Jacob Pierce HENDRIX So. Fulton, Mo. 4.00 Biochemistry / molecular biology
F Dylan Price EMORY Jr. Great Falls, Va. 3.77 Business finance / Russian
F Nick Williamson OGLETHORPE Sr. Pensacola, Fla. 3.58 Accounting
F Tobias Winter BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN Sr. Giessen, Germany 3.89 Business administration