Kansas City, Mo. – Clark University senior striker Oscar Zapata (Lima, Peru) added another award to his already sizable haul this season when he was named to the 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-America Honorable Mention Team on Wednesday afternoon.
The award, which covers both Divisions II and III institutions in the East Region, requires that to be named to a Scholar All-America team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout his or her career; start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team; and be nominated by an institution that is a current NSCAA member.
A management major who sports a 3.60 grade-point average, Zapata had a banner 2014 senior season, finishing fifth in the league in goals scored (9) and overall points (18) while earning his second straight first-team all-league honor and third all-conference selection overall.
In addition to his athletic exploits, Zapata was named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team, earned first-team academic all-district honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and was a candidate for Academic All-America.
For his career, Zapata appeared in 65 contests – 59 of them starts and totaled 33 goals and 69 career points, both totals put him in the top ten in both categories in school history.