ROSEMONT, Ill. – Big Ten Conference soccer students Ivo Cerda of Michigan and Emily Ogle of Penn State have been selected as Academic All-Americans by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced Thursday.
Cerda, a junior midfielder from Santiago, Chile, was a first-team Academic All-America honoree, having compiled a 3.92 GPA while pursuing his undergraduate degree in cellular and molecular biology. Cerda, who also collected his third Academic All-Big Ten citation on Wednesday, is a two-time Academic All-District choice and started all 16 games for the Big Ten Champion Wolverines this season, registering three goals and one assist as Michigan advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Ogle, a junior midfielder from Strongsville, Ohio, earned second-team Academic All-America accolades with a 3.99 GPA as a kinesiology major. Ogle was a 2015 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and a two-time United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region choice, earning both of the latter honors for the second time this year. She started all 24 games for the Nittany Lions in 2017, recording four goals and five assists while helping Penn State win the Big Ten Tournament title and advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
In order to be considered for Academic All-America and Academic All-District status, students must not only maintain a minimum 3.30 GPA, but must also be a starter or key reserve, competing in at least 50 percent of their school’s contests.
The full list of CoSIDA Academic All-Americans can be found here.