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Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:11/02/2010
Courtesy: JMUSports.com
HARRISONBURG, Va., Nov. 2, 2010 -- James Madison soccer player Markus Bjørkheim (Bergen, Norway/Fana Gymnas) has been named to the ESPN Academic All-District III Team.

The Dukes' sophomore is majoring in international business and has a 3.3 grade-point average.  A starting forward, Bjørkheim is currently tied for third on the team in goals (4), assists (3) and points (11).

Eleven athletes were named to each of two teams, which were selected by a vote of members of the College Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA).

Bjørkheim is only the fourth men's soccer athlete in school history to be named to the prestigious team.  Others were Barry Purcell in 1996, Denny Fulk in 2003 and Mike Tuddenham in 2005.

Academic All-District III
Position, Name, School Class, Hometown, GPA, Major
Goalkeeper, Jimmy Maurer, South Carolina, Sr., Lawrenceville, Ga., 3.94, Finance & Marketing
Midfielder, Christopher Tweed-Kent, Duke, Jr., Pittsfield, Mass., 3.79, Mechanical Engineering
Midfielder, Phillip Aseweh, Liberty, Jr., Navrongo, Ghana, 3.79, Accounting
Midfielder, Shawn Sloan, High Point, So., Geneva, Ill., 4.00, Chemistry
Defender, Adam Roscioli, Old Dominion, Sr., Forest, VA, 3.90, Exercise Science
Defender, Chris McCoy, South Carolina-Upstate, Jr., Houston, Texas, 3.93, Biology/Pre-Med
Defender, Matthew Thomas, Duke, Gr., Langhorne, Pa., 3.63, 1st semester grad, Master of Management Studies
Defender, Will Traynor, South Carolina, Sr., St. Charles, Mo., 3.77, Sport & Entertainment Management
Forward, Blake Brettschneider, South Carolina, Sr., Lilburn, Ga., 3.71, Public Relations
Forward, Wilson Hood, Wofford, Sr., Fletcher. N.C., 3.41, Sociology
Forward, Brooks Duff, Furman, Sr., Evans, Ga., 3.80, Chemistry

Goalkeeper, Scott Goodwin, North Carolina, So., Raleigh, N.C., 4.0, Undecided
Midfielder, Paulo Bonfim, Wofford, Sr., Sao Paulo, Brazil, 3.92, Finance
Midfielder, James Carroll, Elon, Jr., Charlotte, N.C., 3.97, Computer Science
Midfielder, Hunter Jumper, Virginia, Jr., Plano, Texas, 3.7, Psychology
Defender, Nick Sih, Duke, Sr., Horsham, Pa., 3.46, International Comparative Studies
Defender, Adam Hatem, High Point, Sr., Charlotte, N.C., 3.89, Sport Management
Defender, Deion Jones, Florida Gulf Coast, So., Tampa, Fla., 3.63, Environmental Studies
Defender, Greg Macnamara, Davidson, Jr., Arlington, Va., 3.68, Mathematics
Forward, Jennings Rex, Charlotte, So., Boone, N.C., 3.48, Civil Engineering
Forward, Hasani Sinclair, South Florida, So., Coral Springs, Fla., 3.37, Undeclared
Forward, Markus Bjøerkheim, James Madison, So., Bergen, Norway, 3.3, International business

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