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Nov. 12, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Senior Braeden Troyer and junior Jeffrey Torda earned placement on the 2014 Conference USA Men’s Soccer All-Academic Team, the league announced on Wednesday before the start of the 2014 C-USA Tournament.

Troyer, who takes the honor for the third time in his career, captures his second honor in two days, adding to his second-team all-conference award. A three-time Capital One Academic All-District 4 honoree as well, Troyer has served as co-captain for the 2014 Gamecocks, anchoring the defense as a center back. He’s tallied one assist as well this season, giving him 22 career points entering the league tourney. He has three C-USA Academic Medals to his credit. Troyer joins Jimmy Maurer as the second Gamecock to earn this honor for a third time.

Torda earns his first C-USA All-Academic award after twice earning the league’s Academic Medal, which goes to student-athletes with a 3.75 cumulative-grade point average. Last year’s team leader in points, Torda has two goals and an assist this year, helping him garner Capital One Academic All-District 4 accolades. In his career, he has nine goals and 23 points, most among the active Gamecocks.

New Mexico led the way with three members of the team, Jason Beaulieu, Josh Dye and Nick Miele, while Old Dominion and UAB joined the Gamecocks with two student-athletes on the list.

2014 Conference USA Men’s Soccer All-Academic Team

Brandt Bronico, Charlotte
Kai Halliday, Florida Atlantic
Callum Irving, Kentucky
Jack Hopkins, Marshall
Jason Beaulieu, New Mexico
Josh Dye, New Mexico
Nick Miele, New Mexico
Ryan Condotta, Old Dominion
Alex Tiesenhausen, Old Dominion
Jeffrey Torda, South Carolina
Braeden Troyer, South Carolina

Stewart Abrahart, UAB
Ian Michalak, UAB