Pochop named First Team Academic All-American

Pochop named First Team Academic All-American

INDIANOLA, Iowa — For the third time in as many years, the Simpson men's soccer team has an Academic All-American on its roster. This time around it's Garrett Pochop.

Pochop earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team for the 2016 season, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. A junior forward from Pierre, S.D., Pochop adds to his growing list of accomplishments by becoming Simpson's second straight First Team Academic All-American.

2016 CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America Teams

The 2016 Iowa Conference MVP, Pochop carries a 3.95 cumulative grade point average in economics. He finished the season fourth in the nation with 22 goals scored, a school single-season record. He had 51 points, good for sixth in Division III. 

Pochop becomes the third Academic All-American in program history, joining former teammate Louis Joslyn as the only first team picks. Joslyn earned second team honors in 2014 and first team honors in 2015. 

2000—Brian Mann, third team
2001—Brian Mann, third team
2002—Brian Mann, second team
2014—Louis Joslyn, second team
2015—Louis Joslyn, first team
2016—Garrett Pochop, first team

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