The U.S. Department of Labor recently projected that in the coming decade, 90 percent of new high-growth, high-wage jobs will require some postsecondary education. As a result, many high school students will be attending college. Those who wish to pursue a sport while earning a degree may want to attend a university that boasts an exceptional program.
For example, a student from Westminster College in Missouri was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Men's Soccer Third Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), according to the school. Jeff Chacko is the eighth student-athlete from the university to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.
The midfielder from Arkansas was a four-year starter on the Westminster men's soccer squad. The Dean's List student earned a degree in biochemistry and classics. While attending the college, Chacko was a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society.
During his final year, Chacko was captain of the team, and tied the school record for wins in a season. In addition, he won two all-conference certificates and three consecutive academic all-conference awards.
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