HARRISONBURG, Va., Feb. 5, 2014 – Redshirt senior Adam Bastidas (Catasauqua, Pa./Catasauqua) was named to the 2013 NSCAA University Division Men’s Soccer Scholar All-East Region Second Team, landing NSCAA academic honors for the second time in three years.
Bastidas, who earned honorable mention status two seasons ago, has racked up numerous academic awards during his time with the Dukes. An interdisciplinary liberal studies major with a minor in middle school education, Bastidas has been named JMU’s Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in each of the past two years, earned VaSID Academic All-State honors twice, and was named to the CAA All-Academic Team this season. Additionally, he has earned the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award four times and been named a JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete on four occasions.
Success isn’t limited to just the classroom for Bastidas, who has also been a leader for JMU on the field. A captain for the Dukes, Bastidas was voted to the All-CAA Third Team following his final season at JMU. He was first on the team with five assists and second with nine points.