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Erb named Academic All-American

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Case Western Reserve University senior midfielder Eric Erb has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Men’s Soccer Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

A third-team selection, Erb is a nutritional biochemistry and chemistry double-major with a 3.96 grade point average. Voted a co-captain for the 2012 season, he is a three-time University Athletic Association All-Academic honoree and a two-time Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association second-team All-Ohio pick.

On the pitch, the two-time All-UAA selection led the team this fall with ten points on four goals and two assists. In 74 career matches, he ranks tied for eighth all-time in program history with 41 points on 15 goals and 11 assists. His 15 tallies also tie for seventh in the program’s record book.

In addition to his athletic and academic success, Erb serves as a community service chairperson for the Case Association of Student-Athletes organization on campus.

The Capital One Academic All-America Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his or her current institution and be nominated by his or her sports information director.

Since the program’s inception, a total of 78 Case Western Reserve student-athletes have been named Academic All-American. That number includes six in 2011-12 and 19 combined over the past three-plus academic years.

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Erb named Academic All-American