Matt Osborne Named Men's Soccer Verizon Academic All-America Player of the Year
Dec. 3, 2002
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington University men's soccer player Matthew Osborne (Bingham, Notts, England/Toothill Comprehensive) was named Verizon 2002 Academic All-America Men's Soccer Player of the Year. The honor is selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Osborne led the Colonials (13-9-0) to the first Atlantic 10 Conference Championship in the history of the program in 2002. GW earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, its first appearance since 1989. Osborne led the team in goals (19) and assists (11) for a total of 49 points on the season. His career total of 110 points is second all-time for the Colonials. Osborne also leaves the team as the third all-time leader in career assists with 20 and second all-time in goals with 45.
Osborne's outstanding performance on the field was mirrored in the classroom where he has earned a 3.73 GPA in Exercise Science, and been named to the Dean's List every semester. Osborne also was named Co-Academic Player of the Year in the Atlantic 10 with Verizon Academic All-America Third Team Member, University Division Terry McNelis from Duquesne.