Sherrod Earns Capital One Academic All-America Selection
Nov. 26, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – University of Memphis men’s soccer player Mark Sherrod was named to the 2013 Capital One Division I Academic All-America Second Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Monday.
Sherrod owns a 3.5 cumulative grade-point-average and will graduate in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
The Knoxville, Tenn. native becomes the first Memphis men’s soccer player to receive this Capital One academic accolade three times. Sherrod was a Capital One Academic All-America Second Team selection last season and a Capital One Academic All-America Third Team selection in 2011.
Former Tigers Andy Metcalf and Jared Britcher each earned two third team selections in their Memphis careers. Metcalf earned the honor in 2003 and 2005, while Britcher was recognized in 2005 and 2007. Parker Duncan was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team in 2011.
This award is just another in a number of academic awards Sherrod has earned in his four years at Memphis. In addition to the Capital One Academic All-America awards, Sherrod was also named an NSCAA Men’s University Division Scholar All-America First Team selection in 2012, and also made the Conference USA All-Academic Team in 2011 and 2012.
On the field in 2013, Sherrod led the Tigers in goals (7) and points (16) for the third consecutive season. He finishes his Memphis career ranked third in program history in both goals (42) and points (96).
Sherrod was the lone men's soccer represntative from the American Athletic Conference to be recognized.