Mabika Earns United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America Nod
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s Aimé Mabika continues to garner accolades for his breakout redshirt-junior season, both on and off the pitch. The defender was named a first-team United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American on Wednesday.
Mabika was one of just three players from Conference USA named a first-team Scholar All-American among the 22 total players dispersed among the first and second teams. The Lexington native posted a 3.51 GPA while majoring in English.
To be eligible for Scholar All-America recognition, players must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better (on a 4.0 scale), start more than 50% of all games and significantly contribute to their team.
Mabika was named the C-USA Player of the Year and Co-Defensive MVP, as well as first-team All-Conference before being voted to the United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region first team. The 6-foot-6 former Henry Clay High School star anchored a UK defense that led the conference with nine shutouts.
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