Miles Colago Named Capital One Academic All-American in Men’s Soccer
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Calvin College senior Miles Colago has been named a second team Capital One Academic All-American in menís soccer by the College Sports Information Director’s Association of America. Colago is receiving Academic All-America honors at the Division III level. This is the first year that the Capital One Academic All-America program coordinated by the College Sports Information Directorís Association of America (CoSIDA) has been split into four separate divisions. In past years, the program was split into a University (Division I) and College Division (Division II, III and NAIA schools). Beginning with this year, the program now has a separate division for Division I, Division II, Division III and a fourth division for NAIA and two-year institutions. Calvin is also now located in District 6 which includes Division III schools in the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.
A native of Anoka, Minnesota, Colago is fifth individual in Calvin men’s soccer history to receive Academic All-America honors. Other players to have done so include Sam Glass, William Watts, Joel Veldhouse and Greg Snapper.
A graduate of Anoka High School, Colago is a defensive back with 10 goals to his credit in a Calvin uniform. This fall, Colago scored three goals and was part of a Calvin defense that has posted 13 shutouts and will be participating in the NCAA III Final Four this weekend in San Antonio, Texas.
A year ago he was named to the All-MIAA first team and to the NSCAA Division III All-Central Region first team. He was later named a third team All-American by d3soccer.com. In the 2010 NCAA III Tournament, he scored a pair of goals and later converted a penalty kick in a shootout win over Wisconsin-Whitewater in the Round of 16 of the NCAA III Tournament.
Colago is majoring in English and international development studies. After graduating from Calvin, he hopes to work in Central America. He carries a grade point average of 3.77.
Calvin has now had its athletes receive CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades 90 times including 59 times in the last 15 years.
To be eligible for Academic All-Americaģ consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the programís inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more thann14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.