- Jan 1, 2003
South Orange, N.J. – Andreas Nota (Rome, Italy) and CJ Tibbling (Jarna, Sweden) were named to the 2020-21 CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District First Team on Thursday the CoSIDA Academic All-America program announced, on Thursday. The honor recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for...
South Orange, N.J. – Andreas Nota (Rome, Italy) and CJ Tibbling (Jarna, Sweden) were named to the 2020-21 CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District First Team on Thursday the CoSIDA Academic All-America program announced, on Thursday. The honor recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their
combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The duo is the twelveth and thirteenth Pirates to be honored as a CoSIDA Academic All-District and the first since 2009.
On the pitch, Tibbling led the Pirates with seven goals and 17 points on the season to go along with three assists. The Sweden-native's seven tallies ranked second in the BIG EAST and 20th in the country in goals scored. A clutch performer, Tibbling's three game winning goals for the Pirates, which including the game-winner in the Pirates' BIG EAST Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament victory over Air Force, also led The Hall. For all of his success on the field, Tibbling was named to the All-America Second Team by the United Soccer Coaches and was a First Team selection on the All-East Region and All-BIG EAST teams, as well.
In the classroom, the Information Technology Management major boasts a 3.70 GPA having made the Seton Hall Dean's List each of his five semesters on campus. Tibbling was also Seton Hall's Freshman Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2018 and is a two-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection.
In net Nota had one of the best seasons for goalkeeper in program history. Nota nearly broke the single-season mark for Goals Against Average with a 0.85 GAA. The Italy-native also ranked second in the BIG EAST and Top-20 in the nation in shutouts with five blank sheets. With almost 1400 minutes logged, Nota ranked tops in the conference and Top-10 in the country. His play shined most under the brightest lights with game-saving penalty kick saves in both the Pirates 2-1 BIG EAST Championship victory over then-No. 2 Georgetown and again to advance the Pirates to the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament over Virginia Tech. In the match against Virginia Tech, Nota stopped two Hokie PKs before calling his own number to bury the clinching kick and move the Pirates to their second NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals appearance in school history and first since 1989.
Nota set the standard for a student-athlete with a 3.95 GPA as an IT Management and Finance major. A four-time member on the Seton Hall Dean's List and two-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team honoree, Nota was also chosen as Seton Hall's Sophomore and Junior Scholar Athlete of the Year.
To qualify for the Academic All-District team, nominees must have completed their sophomore year – both academically AND athletically – during the 2020-21 academic year in order to be nominated. Nominees must hold at least a 3.40 cumulative grade point average or better throughout career and have started more than 50 percent of all games during the season of nomination and be an elite player as supported by playing honors and/or contributions to their team. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America honorees will be announced in early July.