The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has recognized select collegiate student-athletes as 2013 NSCAA Scholar All-Americans for their dual accomplishments on the field and in the classroom.
The NSCAA recognized 33 student-athletes, 11 each on a first, second and third team, as Scholar All-Americans. Luther College senior midfielder James Garcia-Prats was a first-team selection. Garcia-Prats is a sociology major with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.65.
To be named to a Scholar All-America Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout his or her career; start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team; and be nominated by an institution that is a current NSCAA member.
Today’s announcement adds to an already impressive resume of post-season awards Garcia-Prats has received this fall, including being named a second team NSCAA Division III All-American for the second time of his career. He also received recognition as a three-time Iowa Conference Fall Sports Academic honoree; a three-time all-conference selection; a two-time all-region honoree; and he was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Capital One Division III Academic All-America team.
Garcia-Prats, a 2010 graduate of Strake Jesuit High School, Houston, Texas, is the son of Joe and Cathy Garcia-Prats of Houston, Texas.