MOUNT OLIVE – For the first time in program history, senior Chance Urban was voted a Third-Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Communicators on Wednesday afternoon.
Urban became the first-ever men’s lacrosse student-athlete to claim the academic award since the program’s inception in 2012. He was one of 19 men’s lacrosse players named to the Academic All-America at-large teams. The Division II at-large teams honored 47 student-athletes, with the 15 members of the first team compiling a 3.96 cumulative GPA. That included three with 4.0 GPA’s among a total of six on the three teams.
A native of Abingdon, Md., Urban became a three-time recipient of the Conference Carolinas Elite 23 Award this season, which is modeled after the NCAA Elite 90 Award. He finished the season with 15 points behind 10 goals and five assists while appearing in all 15 contests with eight starts. Urban registered four multiple goal performances, including a pair in the quarterfinal game of the Conference Carolinas Tournament against Emmanuel.
Additionally, he contributed 12 ground balls and a caused turnover for the Trojans this year.
Urban recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting while boasting a 3.99 GPA. He will be returning as a graduate student for UMO next year and be enrolled in the MBA program.
— From University of Mount Olive Athletics