Oct. 31, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Junior defender Ian Michalak of the UAB men's soccer was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 4 Team, as announced on Thursday. The Capital One Academic All-District Teams are voted on by the members of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) and recognize student-athletes who excel on their field of competition and in the classroom.
Michalak has played in 12 matches for the Blazers in 2013. The junior defender tallied his first goal of his collegiate career against Mercer on Sunday, Sept. 21. Michalak has been part of a UAB defense that has five clean sheets in 2013, which ranks fourth in Conference USA. In addition, UAB has only surrendered 1.04 goals per game, which also ranks fourth in the conference.
In the classroom, the neuroscience major owns a 3.94 overall GPA. He has earned Conference USA Academic Medal and Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades every year he has been in Birmingham.
Michalak and the UAB men's soccer team returns to action on Sunday, Nov. 3 when it hosts South Carolina in its final regular season match at West Campus Field. Admission is free to Sunday's Senior Day game. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.
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