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Peyton Ford Named NSCAA Scholar All-South Region

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Release: December 18, 2012
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG fifth-year senior goalkeeper Peyton Ford (Jamestown, N.C./Southwest Guilford) has been named Second Team Scholar All-South Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), the organization announced Wednesday. 

Ford owns a 3.98 GPA in political science and began his graduate work this past fall while earning his fourth letter for the Spartans. He picked up his second straight Second Team All-Southern Conference accolade this year after playing all but 77 minutes in goal for the Spartans this season. He posted a 1.51 goals against average with three shutouts on the year.

Ford, an Academic All-SoCon selection last year, finishes his career as the Spartans' all-time leader in minutes played with 6625:42 minutes in goal, while his 21 career shutouts rank second all-time in program history.

First Team Scholar All-South Region
James Belshaw, Sr., GK, Duke, 3.49 GPA
Jake Dobkins, Sr., D, Tulsa, 4.0 GPA
Reed Matte, Sr., D, UAB, 3.43 GPA
Thomas Allen, Jr., D, Charlotte, 3.36 GPA
Justin Portillo, Jr., MF, Coastal Carolina, 3.38 GPA             
Donald Smith, Sr., MF, Charlotte, 3.51 GPA
Will Betts, Sr., MF, Mercer, 3.98 GPA
Tyler Gibson, Jr., MF, Charlotte, 3.84 GPA            
Alex Isern, Sr., MF, Winthrop, 3.78 GPA Sr.         
Mark Sherrod, Jr., F, Memphis, 3.48 GPA             
David Alex Hutchins, Sr., F, Wofford, 3.48 GPA
 
Second Team Scholar All-South Region
Peyton Ford, 5th-Sr., GK, UNCG, Political Science, 3.98 GPA
Matt Boullt, Sr., D, Tulsa, 3.66 GPA          
Luis Ocejo, Sr., D, Stetson, 3.80 GPA
Billy Padula, Jr., D, Wofford, 3.86 GPA
Andreas Guentner, Sr., D, Memphis, 3.90 GPA
Michael Gandier, Jr., MF, Furman, 3.58 GPA
Aidan Kirkbride, Jr., MF, Charlotte, 3.81 GPA      
Matt Wescoe, Jr., MF, Elon, 3.56 GPA    
Alex Stockinger, Jr., MF, Clemson, 3.53 GPA      
Ryan King, Jr., MF, Mercer, 3.58 GPA     
Kai Eckenrode, Sr., F, Stetson, 3.46 GPA              
 
Honorable Mention Scholar All-South Region
Alex Crooks, Sr., D, Furman, 3.37 GPA  
Derek Dearmond, Jr., D, USC-Upstate, 3.31 GPA              
Bo Godwin, Sr., D, Clemson, 3.43 GPA
James Hadley, Jr., D, USC-Upstate, 3.65 GPA      
Cody Mizell, Jr., GK, Clemson, 3.33 GPA
Mark Pais, Sr., GK, Tulsa, 4.00 GPA
Michael Rankin-Byrne, Jr., MF, USC-Upstate, 3.39 GPA 
 

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