CLEVELAND, Ohio – Eight SIUE men's soccer student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.
SIUE's eight selections represent the second-most of any MAC institution. Western Michigan led the conference with nine selections.
SIUE's Academic All-MAC selections:
Mohamed Awad, Senior, 3.297, Business Administration
Joel Duncan, Senior, 3.244, Criminal Justice Studies
Carl Hinkson, Junior, 3.593, Exercise Science
TC Hull, (R) Junior, 3.756, Business Management
Keegan McHugh, (R) Junior, 3.200, Business-Economics and Finance
Austin Polster, Senior, 3.400, Business Administration
Kashaun Smith, Sophomore, 3.800, Mass Communications
Greg Solawa, Junior, 3.634, Business Administration
The Cougars recently completed their first season in the MAC, finishing third in the league with a 2-3 record. SIUE was defeated in the semifinals of the conference tournament by second-seeded Akron. Both Arkon and Western Michigan advanced to the Sweet 16 of this year's tournament. Akron remains alive and will face Louisville in a quarterfinal match Dec. 1.