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DeMartin Earns Academic All-America Honors
 
 
 
Doug DeMartin became the first Spartan to earn Academic All-America First Team honors.
 
Doug DeMartin became the first Spartan to earn Academic All-America First Team honors.
 
 

Nov. 19, 2008

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Senior Doug DeMartin was named to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team, it was announced today. DeMartin becomes the first player in the history of the men's soccer program to earn first-team honors.

"Our players are just so happy for Doug DeMartin," said head coach Joe Baum. "We are just elated. It truly is a great honor for him and well-deserved."

The Mason, Mich., native, became eligible for the award after being selected to the Academic All-District IV first team. The All-America team is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. DeMartin is a finance major with a 3.91 GPA and entered this season as a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

DeMartin was one of two Big Ten players to earn Academic All-America first-team honors.

This season, DeMartin was the first Spartan to earn Big Ten Player of the Year honors since 1996 and is currently tied for third nationally in goals with 17, and is fifth in the nation in points with 37. His 38 career goals place him fifth on MSU's all-time list.

The Spartans, the No. 4 overall seed in this year's NCAA Championship, will host either Dayton or UIC in the second round on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. at DeMartin Stadium.

 

 

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