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Nov. 1, 2007

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina men’s soccer play Daniel Upchurch has been honored with selection to the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District (III) Second Team, as announced by the organization on Thursday. The award marks the second of Upchurch’s Gamecock career, as the senior from Dallas, Tex., earned the same honor last season alongside teammate Ryan Leeton. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve, be of sophomore academic standing at their current institution and hold a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Upchurch has seen action in 10 games this season as a reserve for the Gamecocks, contributing one assist and six shots as a forward. An engineering major, Upchurch has made the President’s List (4.0 GPA) three times and the Dean’s List twice in six completed semesters at South Carolina. He won the team’s Academic Award for the sophomore class in 2005, while he has also made the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2005, 06), earned the Commissioner’s Academic Medal (3.75 GPA or higher; 2005, 06) and earned fall SEC All-Academic honors (2004, 05, 06) during his career.