|Posted October 15, 2008|
Martinet named RMAC Academic Player of the Year
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - For the second straight year, a CSU-Pueblo soccer player has earned the honor of being named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Player of the Year, as men's soccer standout Trevor Martinet (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) was recognized with the award, the RMAC announced Wednesday.
Martinet, a business major who as carried a 4.0 all throughout his collegiate career, was honored for achieving at a very high level both in the classroom and on the field. In addition to his stellar performance in the classroom, Martinet is one of the Pack's offensive leaders, tying for the team lead in assists (four), and is one of the leading point-getters on the team with eight so far this season. Martinet has helped to lead the ThunderWolves to an 8-6 start this season.
Martinet has been a four-year starter for the ThunderWolves, and is tenth all-time in school history in total points scored (35) and assists (11). In 2007, Martinet was a runner-up for the RMAC's Academic Player of the Year award.
Also named to the RMAC's all-academic first team was Udobong Obotette (Sr., Eugene, Ore.), who carried a 3.5 GPA as an accounting major with a breakout season in 2008 for the Pack, scoring six goals and registering four assists for a total of 16 points, second on the team. In addition, Obotette has the sixth most points in the RMAC this season, and the fifth most goals scored with six.
Also recognized was Sam Henritze (Jr., Scottsdale, Ariz.), who was named to the RMAC's all-academic second team. Henritze is a biology major with a 3.47 GPA, and has excelled as one of the Pack's leading defenders, registering one goal this season.
Four additional ThunderWolves were named to the RMAC academic honor roll: Austin Forakis (Jr., West Jordan, Utah), David Fresquez (Sr., Santa Fe, N.M.), Allan Chacon (Sr., Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Joe Schwedhelm (So., Carson City, Nev.).
With seven student-athletes being recognized on various tiers of academic all-conference recognition, the ThunderWolves boast the second most representatives on the team in the RMAC.
To view the RMAC's 2008 Men's Soccer all-Academic team, click here.