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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Virginia men’s lacrosse player Ben Rubeor has received two academic awards this season.

Rubeor was named a first-team selection to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III At-Large team as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). As a first-team selection, he advances to the national ballot. He was a third-team Academic All-American last season.

He was also named a Scholar All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). To be eligible for USILA Scholar All-America recognition a player must be a senior named an All-American or who played in the North-South all-star game, in addition to maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA. This is the fourth year in a row Virginia has had at least one player named to this team, the longest active streak among Division I schools.

Rubeor received his degree in English earlier this month while compiling a 3.517 GPA. He was a second-team All-American this season after leading the team with 38 goals. He finished his career ranked fifth in UVa history with 136 goals and sixth in total points (212).

The Long Island Lizards selected him in the second round of the Major League Lacrosse draft earlier this week.

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