Charlotte, NC – Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer senior midfielders Tyler Gibson and Aidan Kirkbride earned Conference USA All-Academic team honors. The 49ers are one of four schools that had two players named to the Conference USA All-Academic team.
Gibson and Kirkbride played an integral role in helping the 49ers reach the 2011 College Cup Final, earn two NCAA Tournament bids and two Atlantic 10 regular-season titles
This season, Kirkbride earned first-team All-Conference USA honors after scoring four goals. Kirkbride, who has a 3.78 GPA in Accounting, was named second-team NSCAA Scholar All-South Region last season. In 2011, he was named to the A-10 Academic All-Conference team.
Gibson, who has a 3.82 GPA in Marketing, was named to the first-team Capital One Academic All-District Three team a couple of weeks ago. This season, Gibson has scored two goals and recorded four assists. Last season, Gibson was named first-team NSCAA Scholar All-American. He also earned first-team Scholar All-South Region honors as well. Gibson was a two-time A-10 All-Academic team selection.
Gibson, who earned first-team All-Atlantic 10 honors for three straight years, was named first-team NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region for the second straight year in 2012.