Travis Vegter Named NSCAA College Division Scholar All-American
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Calvin College junior Travis Vegter has been named named a second team National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America Scholar-Athlete in the college division.
A forward, Vegter (Hudsonville, MI/Unity Christian HS) is the first individual from Calvin to receive the award. To be named an NSCAA Scholar All-American, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale). The player must also start more than 50 percent of all games and be nominated by an institution that is a current NSCAA College Services member.
This fall, Vegter stood out on the pitch, scoring 27 goals to go with six assists for a total of 60 points. He was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player and also to the All-MIAA first team. He was later named to the NSCAA Division III All-Central Region first team and last week, was named to the NSCAA Division III All-America second team.
During the season, he was named the NSCAA Division III National Player of the Week once.
This is the second major academic award for Vegter as he was named to the Division III Capital One Academic All-America first team in November.
A biology major, Vegter carries a 3.41 grade point average.