USC Upstate standout midfielder Marvin Schmiege not only performs at a high level on the field, but is a tremendous student as well and has earned Capital One Academic All-District honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The Capital One Academic All-America program is the premiere program in honoring college student-athletes for excellence in the classroom and in the field of play. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 and reach their sophomore year academically. Nominees are voted on by sports information directors. By being selected as an all-district winner, Schmiege will now be put in the pool for Academic All-America honors. He is the only player from the A-Sun to earn all-district honors this year.
Schmiege, a junior from Berlin, Germany, owns a perfect 4.0 career GPA as a Business Administration major in the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics. He is a two-time A-Sun All-Academic team member, was named an A-Sun Conference Scholar in 2014 and was an Academic All-Conference selection in 2013.
Schmiege has been just as impressive on the field this season for the Spartans. Having already turned in a pair of solid seasons as a freshman and sophomore in 2012 and 2013, he has broken out as a junior. He currently is tied for the A-Sun lead with eight goals and owns the top spots in goals per game and points per game. He ranks 12th in all of NCAA Division I in goals per game, 15th in points per outing and 25th in total goals scored.
Schmiege has also put his name in the Upstate record books, becoming the most prolific offensive player during the program’s Division I era. With two goals in the 2-1 win over Northern Kentucky last Saturday, he broke four DI era records and now owns the career goals and points marks, as well as the single season goals and points records.