Jared Britcher Named Academic All-American
Nov. 19, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released today the results of the final ballots for the 2007 men's soccer Academic All-American awards. Senior forward Jared Britcher was selected for the second time in his career to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team.
Britcher was named to CoSIDA's Academic All-District IV First Team in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He made his first appearance on the All-America Third Team in 2005.
The Knoxville, Tenn., native will graduate in May with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science and currently holds a 3.68 grade point average. Britcher was named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team again this year. He has earned a perfect 4.0 two semesters of his academic career, has had a GPA among the 30 highest of all U of M student-athletes following four semesters and has made the Dean's List four times.
Britcher made the Tiger squad his freshman year as a walk-on and subsequently earned the nickname of the "Utility Man," which he showed to be warranted, as he frequently moved from his primary position up top to help anchor the defensive back four when asked. He was voted one of the team's captains at the start of the 2007 season.
"He's the model student-athlete," said Memphis coach Richie Grant.
Despite suffering a season-ending injury against SMU on October 27 and missing the Tigers remaining three games, Britcher finished his senior campaign as the team's point leader with 15. He scored five goals on the year (two game-winners) and tallied five assists, both second-best on the team.