PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers junior forward Chris Karcz (Clifton, NJ) was selected to the 2003 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District II Men’s Soccer, University Division Team, the organization announced on Thursday, Nov. 6.
Karcz has helped guide the Scarlet Knights to a 9-6-3 overall record and a 5-2-3 mark in the BIG EAST Conference. He has tallied seven goals and three assists for 17 points for Rutgers this season, second-best on the team. A reflection of the team’s success, the forward has scored in six of RU’s nine victories this season.
He was a preseason All-BIG EAST selection this season, after scoring a team-high six goals in 2002 to earn All-BIG EAST Third Team accolades a year ago.
Karcz has transformed his success on the field to the classroom, owning a 3.286 GPA in Biomedical Engineering through the Spring 2003 semester.
To be eligible for the award, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. The athlete must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at the institution and must have completed at least one full academic year at the institution.
The District II award honors student-athletes from Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Karcz will now be nominated for CoSIDA’s Academic All-America Award.
Rutgers will host Seton Hall on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinal round of the BIG EAST Men’s Soccer Championships, at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, NJ.