Chris Schmidt Named To Verizon Academic All-District IV Soccer Team
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Nov. 7, 2002

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Senior Chris Schmidt, a member of the University of Memphis men's soccer team, has been recognized for his performance both on and off the field as he was selected as a member of the 2002 Verizon University Division Men's Soccer Academic Al-District IV Team today by a vote of members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in District IV.

The district squad is comprised of student-athletes from Division-I institutions in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. To be eligible, players must be a starter or important reserve player and maintain a 3.20 or high cumulative grade point average.

Schmidt has shown excellence both on and off the field. A senior Biology major from Clarksville, Tenn., Schmidt has maintained a 3.64 grade point average over his four years at the University of Memphis. On the field he had been the backbone of the Tiger squad for the past three seasons. The Tigers' captain and defensive anchor over the past two seasons, he has started in each of the Tigers last 50 matches dating back to his freshman campaign. Throughout his career on the field, Schmidt has tallied 20 points on eight assist and six goals, including five assists and two scores in this, his senior season.

The Verizon Academic All-District Team is in conjunction with the Verizon All-America program. First team selections will be shown on the national ballot for the Verizon Academic All-America Soccer Team to be announced on Monday, Nov. 25.

The District IV Team is as follows:

Name	                School	                        Year	Hometown	        GPA		Major
Anders Cedergren	University of Cincinnati	Jr.	Solvesborg, Sweden	3.90		Physical Therapy
Scott Hinshaw	        University of Dayton	        Jr.	Westerville, Ohio	3.91		Accounting/Marketing
Matt Milcetich	        Cleveland State University	Sr.	Ravenna,Ohio	        3.70		Mechanical Engineering
Chris Schmidt	        University of Memphis	        Sr.	Clarksville, Tenn	3.64		Biology
Tyler Robinson	        Michigan State University	Sr.	Lansing, Mich.	        3.95		History
Aaron Byrd	        University of Detroit-Mercy	Sr.	Bloomfield Hills, Mich.	3.67		Bus Mgmt. and Admin.
Marcos Cabrera	        Belmont University	        Sr.	Montevideo, Uruguay	3.92		Business
O.C.Haugen	        Cleveland State University      Sr.	Hornindal, Norway	3.62		Economics
Ablaye Camara	        University of Detroit-Mercy	So.	Conakry, Guinea	        3.67		Social Sciences/ History
Matt Hayden	        University of Cincinnati	So.	Colorado Spring, Col.	3.91		Business
Joachim Walker	        Cleveland State University	Sr.	Bay Village, Ohio	3.74		Liberal Studies



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