Clarksville, Ark.-Junior goalkeeper Brian Sarber was named to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's Soccer All-District VI Team, announced by College of Sports Information Directors of America district coordinator this week.
Sarber, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound native of Allen, Texas, led the Eagles (17-5-0, 11-2-0) to the 2007 American Southwest Conference season championship. He finished the 2007 season as the ASC-leader in goals against average (0.67), saves percentage (.869) and shutouts (7). He started in 22 matches this season and collected 93 saves.
Sarber owns the conference record in lowest career goals against average (0.81). He set the school record this season in lowest goals against average (0.67). He is second at Ozarks in career shutouts (17).
An accounting major, Sarber was named to the NSCAA All-Region First Team in 2006. He is a two-time All-Conference and ASC All-Academic team honoree.
Sarber will have his nomination forwarded to the national ballot, from which student-athletes will be selected as Academic All-Americans. The Academic All-District VI Men’s Soccer Team for the college division recognizes outstanding NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA student-athletes from the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his career.