James Garcia-Prats, a 2010 graduate of Strake Jesuit High School, has been named to the 2013 NCAA Division III Academic All-America® Men’s Soccer Team as selected by the by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Academic All-America® Men’s Soccer Team is comprised of three teams with 11 student-athletes named to each team. Garcia-Prats was a third-team honoree.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
The Capital One Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2013-14 D-III Academic All-America® teams program.
Earlier this week, Garcia-Prats was named first team all-Iowa Conference for a third time. He completed his career making 79 appearances that included 68 starts. He scored 13 goals and 22 assists for a career total of 48 points. He helped lead Luther to two Iowa Conference championships and appearances in the NCAA III National Soccer Tournament in 2011 and 2013. In 2011 he was named NSCAA second team All-American.
Collectively, 45 Luther student-athletes have been named a CoSIDA Academic All-America® 54 times since 1981.
Garcia-Prats is the son of Joe and Cathy Garcia-Prats of Houston, Texas.