Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior goalkeeper Brian Sarber was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas NCAA III Scholar All-America Team as a College Division Second Team recipient, it was announced this week.
Sarber was also named to the NSCAA/Adidas Scholar All-South Region First Team.
An accounting major with a 3.84 grade point average, Sarber is Ozarks’ first-ever NSCAA Scholar All-America selection. The award marks his latest academic honor, as Sarber was also named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team honoree, American Southwest Conference Men’s Soccer Distinguished Scholar-Athlete winner, ASC All-Academic Team member and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team honoree.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Allen, Texas, product was an All-ASC First Team pick in his senior campaign after finishing second in the ASC in goals against average (0.77) and saves percentage (.866). He ranked third in shutouts (8). Sarber helped the Eagles (14-3-4) to four straight playoff appearances during his career. The four-time All-ASC performer finished his career as the conference leader in career goals against average (0.80). He was named to the NSCAA All-South Central Region First Team last month.
He owns single-season school records in goals against average (0.67), saves (110) and saves percentage (.874). His career records at Ozarks include most saves (375), saves percentage (.862) and goals against average (0.80).
Sarber was the lone ASC player to earn Scholar All-America College Division honors.