Anton Axelsson named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America

Nov. 19, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - For his excellence in the field and in the classroom, senior forward Anton Axelsson was named the Academic All-America "Player of the Year" by the College Sports Information Directors of America and earned a spot on the Academic All-America first-team.

Axelsson was named Atlantic Sun Conference "Player of the Year" and finished the season with 16 goals and 36 points. Each of those totals ranked first in the A-Sun and second in the nation. He also led the A-Sun in points per game (1.80), goals per game (0.80) and game-winning goals (6).

Axelsson, from Vaxjo, Sweden, has a 3.98 grade point average and is double majoring in philosophy and psychology. He had previously been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic all-district team earlier in the season.

A team captain, Axelsson led the Dolphins to the 2007 A-Sun regular season title and a berth in the A-Sun Tournament championship match. For his efforts in the tournament, he was named to the all-tournament team.