Beeston Named Academic All-American

James Beeston becomes the first Academic All-American in program history

Nov. 26, 2013

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Soccer senior captain James Beeston has earned yet another prestigious academic honor. The Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England native has been named a Capital One Academic All-America Division I Second Team selection.

The first Academic All-American in program history, earlier this month Beeston was named a Capital One Academic All-District First Team selection which advanced him to the national ballot.

Beeston is joined on the Second Team by fellow MAAC student athlete Franklin Castellanos of Iona, while Rider's Eric Elgin was a Third Team Academic All-American. The Capital One Academic All-America teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

On the pitch, Beeston recently became the first two-time First Team All-MAAC selection in program history. Siena's all-time career leader in assists with 29, Beeston ranked tied for second in the MAAC in assists (eight) and tied for fourth in scoring with 20 points this fall. One of just 30 Division I candidates nationally earlier this season for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award, Beeston tallied 51 career points, good for seventh on Siena's all-time scoring list.

In the classroom Beeston possesses a stellar 3.6 cumulative GPA while majoring in English and minoring in Business. Beeston has been named to either the Siena College President's List or Dean's List in all six of his collegiate semesters to date.

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 19,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports. For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit



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