December 1, 2011

Coker's Sweeney Named to Capital One Academic All-American First Team

TOWSON, Md. – Coker College junior goalkeeper James Sweeney (Huntingtown, Md.) has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA Division II Men's Soccer First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). 

Sweeney is one of only two juniors selected for Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA II men's soccer first team, the other, a junior forward from Bloomsburg University, Bryce Shaffer. 

A mathematics major, Sweeney, along with two other first team members, has a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Sweeney was a first team All-Conference selection at goalkeeper, leading Coker to a 18-3 record. He helped Coker capture both the Conference Carolinas regular season and tournament championships, as well as leading the Cobras to their first appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament. He also earned Daktronics All-Southeast region honors after posting a 0.61 goals against average that included 10 shutouts and a .817 save percentage.

The Capital One Division II Academic All-America program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011-12 D-II Academic All-America teams program.

About Capital One      

Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $122.2 billion in deposits and $197.5 billion in total assets outstanding as of December 31, 2010. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.

Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN's Capital One Bowl Week. In 2010, Capital One launched the Capital One Cup, a prestigious new program rewarding NCAA Division I athletics programs for their cumulative on-field performance across multiple men's and women's sports. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot Team, all 88 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs.