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Broughton graduate Scott Goodwin receives collegiate honor

Broughton graduate and University of North Carolina goalkeeper Scott Goodwin was given the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America of the Year award for the Division I men’s soccer team.

The team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, honors student-athletes for their efforts both on the field and in the classroom.

Goodwin broke the North Carolina record for shutouts in a single season with 17 this year to cap his college career. That mark was enough to put Goodwin tied for fifth in NCAA history.

He led the nation in goals against average (0.293) and ranked third in save percentage (.865) as the Tar Heels finished 16-3-3 before falling in the NCAA quarterfinals.

To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average. Goodwin is a biology major with a 3.95 GPA.

Goodwin was selected to the Capital One Academic All-America second team in 2011. He has earned Dean’s List honors each semester and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

At Broughton, he helped lead the Caps to back-to-back state titles in 2006 and 2007. He was a two-time all-state selection and earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America all-America honors in 2008.

Goodwin was also invited to the Major League Soccer combine set to run Jan. 11-15. The 2013 MLS draft is scheduled for Jan. 17.