Two athletes earn academic all-district honors

From left, Conner Larkin and Marco Saglimbeni

From left, Conner Larkin and Marco Saglimbeni

Two Chapman juniors have earned academic all-district honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America for the first time in their athletic careers. Football defensive back Conner Larkin and men’s soccer midfielder Marco Saglimbeni were both nominated by Chapman Sports Information Director Steven Olveda.

To be awarded the honor, a student-athlete must be a varsity player, maintain a GPA of 3.3 and have at least sophomore athletic and academic standing.

Larkin currently leads Chapman’s football team in interceptions with two this season He has also made 39 tackles this season, averaging 5.6 per game. In his three-year career, he has made a total of 101 tackles and five interceptions.

As captain of the men’s soccer team, Saglimbeni is leading the team with nine goals and four assists this season. He was one goal shy of being the first player since 1990 to have double-digit back-to-back scoring seasons.

The players are two of just three student-athletes from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to be awarded the honors and will be placed on the national ballot for consideration for academic all-American recognition.

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