Nov. 26, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Alex Ivanov, a junior goalkeeper on the Ohio State men’s soccer team, was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Men’s Soccer Division I Third Team Tuesday. An electric and computer engineer major, Ivanov becomes the first Buckeye in program history to be named an Academic All-American.

Ivanov, a native of Strongsville, Ohio, was a three-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week this past season, earning second team All-Big Ten honors for the first time in his career. In 2013, he claimed eight shutouts in 17 games played and is second in the country in saves per game (6.47), fifth in total saves (110) and seventh in saves percentage (.880). He is currently third in the conference in goals-against average (0.833).

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.  Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.