Two Knights Win Capital One Academic All-American® Honors - 12/10/2012

by John Armitage | Jan 02, 2013
Marian University senior men’s soccer midfielder Grant Brackin and senior football wide receiver John Hasty have been named Capital One Academic All-Americans®. Brackin was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Third Team and Hasty was named to a Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Second Team selection.

Student-athletes are nominated by the institution’s sports information director, who must be a member of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The student-athlete must have attained sophomore standing, been in residence at an institution for at least one year, and have maintained at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA. The student-athlete also must have competed in at least 50 percent of the team’s games and has to have contributed to the program during his career.
Brackin, an Indianapolis native, has maintained a 3.93 cumulative GPA as a business management major. Brackin suffered from injury throughout the 2012 season, but was a key contributor throughout his Knight career. He logged 3,977 minutes of action in 65 career matches as a central midfielder for the Knights. He tallied five career goals, dished out eight career assists, and registered 55 career points in his four years. During that time, he notched three match-winning goals. He was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete in 2011-12 and will earn the same honor in 2012-13.

Academic All-American John HastyHasty, also an Indianapolis native, has maintained a 3.76 cumulative GPA in as a history major at Marian University. In 2012, Hasty leads the Knights with 32 receptions and is ranked third on the team in receiving yards with 322. He has also caught two touchdown passes this season. For his career, Hasty has 80 receptions for 1,038 yards and has caught five touchdowns. He is a 2011-12 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete who has been a mainstay in the receiving corps for the Knights football team.

Brackin and Hasty join Kayla Rhoades, Kelsey Uebelhor, Leah Miller, and Will Dixon as the Capital One Academic All-America® selections for Marian University over the past two seasons. 

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