Westminster senior Jeff Chacko has been named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Men's Soccer Third Team, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
He is the eighth student-athlete in Westminster's history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.
A senior midfielder from Little Rock, Arkansas (Catholic High School), Chacko is a four-year starter on the Westminster men's soccer squad. He is a Biochemistry and Classics major, a Dean's List student and a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society.
During the 2010 season Chacko was a team captain and led the Blue Jays with six assists. He tied for the team-lead with two game-winning goals on a team which finished 12-6-1 and tied the school record for wins in a season. Chacko earned his second all-conference certificate this season and his third consecutive academic all-conference award.
Westminster College CoSIDA History of Academic All-America Selections
2010: Jeff Chacko, Men's Soccer, Third Team
2006: Alex Shelton, Baseball, Third Team
2005: Alex Shelton, Baseball, Second Team
2003: Jessica Lakenan, Volleyball, Third Team
2002: Corrie Anderson, Softball, First Team
2001: Mark Gifford, Baseball, Second Team
1999: Scott Pingel, Football, Second Team
1998: Katie Zagar, Women's Soccer, Third Team