CoSIDA Release (PDF)
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson junior goalkeeper George Marks received Academic All-District distinction from CoSIDA earlier today following his excellent performance in the classroom and on the field during the 2020-21 academic year. Thursday’s announcement makes Marks the first two-time recipient of the award in program history, as Marks first received the honor in 2019 during his sophomore year. Marks was the lone goalkeeper selected for District 4, which includes all Division I programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and South Carolina.
Academically, Marks carries a cumulative GPA of 3.93 through his coursework as a Psychology major. The native of Raleigh, N.C. is a four-time President’s List honoree and has been named to the Dean’s List on two other occasions. This past school year saw Marks serve as the president for Clemson’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and be a Community Outreach Ambassador.
On the field, Marks was one of the team’s captains throughout the Tigers’ historic 2020-21 campaign. Marks earned the start in net during 19 of his 20 appearances this season, registering five solo shutouts and combining with Max Fisher to help Clemson earn two additional clean sheets. Through his first three seasons, Marks has firmly established himself within the Tigers’ record book, as the junior currently ranks eighth all-time in career wins (31) and goals allowed average (.931), and ninth all-time for career solo shutouts (13) and career minutes (4,154).
Marks is one of three ACC players who earned Academic All-District recognition on Thursday, as NC State’s Leon Krapf and Duke’s Matthias Frick were named to District 3’s (NC, TN, VA) list. As a first-team Academic All-District honoree, Marks will now advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America honorees will be announced in early July.
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