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Senior Eli Strong Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Eli Strong
Eli Strong

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – Hampden-Sydney College senior defender Eli Strong/Windermere, Fla. has been named to the 2019 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 5 Men's Soccer Team as a First-Team selection.

Excelling in the classroom, Strong has posted a 3.96 GPA while majoring in biology and pre-med. Last spring, he received the H-SC Hinton Baxter Overcash Award as the top junior in Pre-Med before being awarded the H-SC President's Award for Overall Academic Excellence at Convocation this fall.

Next spring, Strong will present his senior capstone at the American Association for Cancer Research in San Diego. He recently co-authored a paper titled "Cancer Genomics and Proteomics" with Dr. Kristian Hargadon, Elliott Associate Professor of Biology. Strong will attend George Washington Medical School starting next fall.

On the field, he has scored three goals, all game-winners, while playing on the defensive side of the pitch. The Tigers will play in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference semifinals on Friday, November 8, against the University of Lynchburg at 4 p.m. on Hellmuth-Gibson Field.