SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Senior defender Julian Ringhof was named to the Capital One Academic All-American Third Team. The mechanical engineering major, sports a 3.95 GPA and was recently named the WCC's Defensive Player of the Year. Ringhof is the first Torero to earn an Academic All-American honor since Kellen Hiroto did in 2003.
Ringhof was been named to the WCC All-Academic Team and the Capital One Academic All-District Team in each of the past two seasons, while also being named to the All-WCC First Team. He recently helped lead the Toreros to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after USD won their second WCC championship in the past three years. Ringhof will graduate later this month and then will begin working for San Diego's Solar Turbines.
The Toreros' 2013-14 team was also recently honored with the NSCAA's Team Academic Award, which is given to programs who post a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the 2013-14 academic year.