In early December, three Tau Bates were among 124 college athletes selected by the College Sports Communicators (CSC) to join the 2022-23 Academic All-America Soccer Team.
Comprised of four teams (NCAA I, II, & III and NAIA divisions), the CSC Academic All-America program began in 1952 and has honored more than 38,000 student-athletes in sports such as soccer, football, volleyball, basketball, swimming & diving, tennis, baseball, softball, and track & field. The combined average GPA of all four teams is 3.89!
Justin S. Cross, NJ A ’23; Jacob M. Keller, WI E ’23; and Bruno Andino, NJ A ’23; are honored as academically outstanding student-athletes in the Academic-All America Program. All three members are on the NCAA Division III team.
Cross, who is the senior goalkeeper of the NCAA III team, has a 3.99 GPA and is a biomedical engineering major at Stevens Institute of Technology. He posted a 0.44 goals-against average and 63 saves in 2,031 minutes of action.
His peer, Andino, a mechanical engineering major at the same school, appeared and started in 22 games during the 2021 season and played a career-high 105 minutes against Tufts University.
Jacob Keller, a mechanical engineering major with an emphasis in biomedical engineering, holds a 4.0 GPA and serves as the president of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville chapter of Tau Beta Pi. He started all 20 games on defense and was part of the defensive back line that helped the team allow just 1.34 goals per game.
To read more about the program, visit the Academic All-America website.
Participating in a varsity sport is like a full-time job on its own, congratulations to these Tau Bates who are excelling on and off the field!