Monday, January 26, 2015
Davis Motor Sales banner ad
Posted on 2/2/14

UK Soccer 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (11/26/13) - Kentucky men's soccer senior Tyler Riggs has been selected 2013 First-Team Capital One Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Riggs becomes the first player in program history to earn Academic All-America accolades in all three eligible seasons. As a sophomore, Riggs was named third-team, before earning first-team Academic All-America honors as a junior and senior. In order to be eligible, student-athletes have to be a starter or key reserve, be of at least sophomore academic standing and must have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA.

A native of Louisville, Ky., and a product of St. Xavier High School, Riggs has a 3.93 GPA as a mechanical engineering major, making just one "B" in his collegiate career. A preseason candidate for the Senior CLASS Award, given to the nation's top men's soccer senior student-athlete, Riggs is a three-time, first-team Academic All-District selection by CoSIDA.

Riggs becomes the seventh Kentucky player all-time to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors and the first to win it in multiple years. He joins Sean Endicot (1995-96), Ilkka Jannti (2001-02), Chris McAlpine (2001-02) and Chad Hagerty (2007-08) as UK's Academic All-America selections.

On the pitch, Riggs completed one of the most storied careers in program history in 2013, becoming the first player to lead the Wildcats in scoring in four consecutive seasons. He finished his UK career ranking second in goals (29), fifth in points (69), sixth in shots (144) and sixth in game-winning goals (seven), adding 10 assists. He was a third-team All-Conference USA selection in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

As a freshman in 2010, Riggs led the team with five goals, including two game-winning tallies, before exploding for 11 goals and five assists as a sophomore. In 2012, Riggs helped lead UK to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003, pacing the club with seven goals and four assists. As a senior in 2013, Riggs led the team with six goals and one assist, highlighted by charting the ninth hat trick in school history in a senior day win over Florida Atlantic.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
1 DOW 17,672.60
0.00 (0.00%)    
2 S&P 2,045.65
-6.17 (-0.30%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,745.51
-12.37 (-0.26%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

January 23, 2015 7942

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 22, 2015 6890

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 20, 2015 6870

Bridal, Prom, Pageant Expo Planned for February…

in Hopkins News by Dana Brown
January 23, 2015 5496

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 5482

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 22, 2015 5020

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 21, 2015 4747

Man Arrested after Allegedly Nodding off on Baby…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 23, 2015 4223

Nortonville Woman Charged for Meth Possession

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office/Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

January 08, 2015 20407

Woman Claiming to be 'Lady Gaga' Tours Town in…

in Top News For All Sites by Madisonville Police Department
January 15, 2015 20082

UPDATE: Fatality Victim's Name Officially Released

in Top News For All Sites by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 25, 2015 3496

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 25, 2015 1869

UPDATE: Two Die, Two Injured in Two-Vehicle…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Dispatcher Dustin Staves
January 25, 2015 1110

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller
January 25, 2015 1062

Kynect Enrollment Climbs as Countdown to Feb. 15…

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
January 25, 2015 971

Market Commentary - Jan. 25, 2015

in Top News For All Sites by Randall L. Franklin
January 25, 2015 902

Dave Says - Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Dave Ramsey
January 25, 2015 816

March 20-22 Women's Retreat: 'Holiness in Family…

in Owensboro News by Jennifer Kaminski
January 25, 2015 777

Outdoor Truths - Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Gary Miller
January 25, 2015 751

Legislator's Log - Week of Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Brent Yonts
January 25, 2015 391

MCCH Offers Free Screenings at the Love Your…

in Local (Lakes) Top News by Kyser Lough
January 25, 2015 326

Two Arrested for Trader Baker Robbery

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Deputy Pearre
January 25, 2015 316

Winners of Teen Spirit 2015

in Local (Paducah) Top News by Yeiser Art Center