Washington U.’s Cody Costakis Selected to NSCAA Scholar All-America Team
2011 SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA TEAM
St. Louis, Mo., January 4, 2012 — Washington University in St. Louis senior midfielder Cody Costakis was one of 33 athletes named to the College Division 2011 Men’s Collegiate Scholar All-America Team, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Costakis, who carries a 3.53 GPA in International and Area Studies, was named to the Scholar All-America First Team. He was one of three University Athletic Association (UAA) student-athletes to receive first-team honors, joining Case Western Reserve University’s Vinny Bell and Niro Wimalasena. The College Division of the Scholar All-America Team is comprised of student-athletes representing NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, Junior College and NCCAA institutions.
In his senior season, Costakis earned NSCAA First-Team All-America honors after starting all 20 games for Washington University. He led the team and was third in the UAA in assists with eight. Costakis, a three-time all-UAA honoree, started all 58 games in his three-year career at Washington U. and finished with 10 goals and 17 assists. Costakis also earned 2011 NSCAA All-Central Region First-Team honors, after being second-team All-Central Region selection in 2010.
To be named to the Scholar All-America Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA; start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team; be a junior or above in academic standing; and be in his second year at the current institution if he is a transfer student. A committee considers both the academic and athletic accomplishments of the nominees when making the final Scholar All-America Team selections.
Costakis will be recognized along with the other 32 College Division Scholar All-Americans 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.