Midfielder Earns Second NSCAA Scholar All-America Award
SAINT LEO, Fla. – For the second consecutive year, men's soccer midfielder Bruce Cutler has been tabbed National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Subaru Second Team Scholar All-America. The award is Cutler's seventh of the postseason and is his fourth academic honor.
Cutler, who is entering his final semester at Saint Leo, has earned a 3.98 grade-point-average over his tenure. The outstanding cumulative GPA ranked the highest among all Scholar All-America selectees, university or college division.
Joining Cutler on the 15-person second team was fellow Sunshine State Conference competitor Ryan Griffin on the University of Tampa.
The prototype student-athlete, Cutler has excelled in the classroom as well as on the field. His academic accomplishments are outstanding as this four-year starter for the Lions has compiled eight academic awards, including most recently a selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team.
A six-time member of the Saint Leo President's Club, Cutler has also appeared on the Sunshine State Conference Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll each year eligible.
Furthermore, the Inverurie, Scotland native was one of 32 Saint Leo student-athletes to be named to the Division II Athletic Directors Academic Achievement Award List in 2010, while also being selected a charter member for Saint Leo on the National College Athlete Honor Society list.
Cutler is expected to graduate in May with a degree in Mathematics.
On the field Cutler's undertakings are just as remarkable. This senior has compiled 50 points from the midfield position. He has registered 18 goals and 14 assists over the span 63 games. This year, he tied his career high for goals in a season with six and surpassed his previous season-high in assists (four), also with six.
Cutler solidified five game-winning tallies over 62 starts and was a perfect 10-for-10 from the penalty-kick area.
To be nominated for consideration, student-athletes must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout their career; start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team; be nominated by an institution that is a current NSCAA College Services member; be a junior or above in academic standing at the current institution and either be in their second year at the current school if a transfer student.
The NSCAA/Subaru Scholar All-America selections will be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, held in Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 13 as part of the 2011 NSCAA Convention.
Click here for the 2010 Scholar All-America Team.