Two Named Academic All-Americans

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON senior forward Brent Richards and UCLA junior forward Chandler Hoffman were named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Soccer Teams, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Richards was named to the first team, and Hoffman was a second team selection.

Richards, the 2011 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's soccer, made the Academic All-America third team in 2010. With a 3.73 GPA in economics, Richards leaves Washington as one of the most decorated men's soccer players in school history both on and off the field. In each season with the program, he led the Huskies in goals, assists, shots, game-winning goals and points. Richards was an NSCAA Scholar All-American last season and was a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic first team selection.

Hoffman, a two-time Conference All-Academic first team honoree, carries a 3.74 GPA in communication studies and has paced the Pac-12 in numerous offensive categories this season. His 18 goals are the most by a Bruin since Joe Max-Moore had 18 in 1991, and his 40 points are the most are the most since Seth George had 42 in 1997. Hoffman scored twice in the Bruins' 3-0 win over Rutgers last week to advance to the quarterfinal round matchup with Louisville on Saturday, December 3 at 7 p.m. ET.

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