Dyer Named Academic All-America
Senior lands spot on Division I third team
November 28, 2005

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech men's soccer player Dustin Dyer (Ashland, Va.) was named to the 2005 University Division Academic All-American Team by CoSIDA.

Dyer, a senior, has a 3.74 GPA in biology and will complete his b.s. in May 2006.

He is the second men's soccer player in school history to earn the Academic All-America honor. In 2003, Lasse Mertins was also named to the Division I third team.

In his four-year collegiate career, Dyer played in 77 matches, starting 65. He compiled 11 assists and five goals for 21 points. He transferred to Tech after his freshman campaign at Christopher Newport University.

On the field, he helped guide the Hokies into the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004. Dyer was also a member of the 2003 and 2005 NCAA Tournament teams, with the 2005 team earning its first-ever bye in the tournament. In 2003, he was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and earned a spot on the Soccer America Team of the Week. Dyer also scored the 1,000th goal in the program's history.

Dyer was one of two ACC players named to the three teams. Maryland's Jason Garey was named Academic All-American of the Year. Joining Dyer on the third team was: Chris Eylander (Washington), Jared Britcher (Memphis), Brandon Moss (New Mexico), Tim Mochan (Drexel), Corey Bronner (Vermont), Steve Bode (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Matt Shump (New Hampshire), Justin Douglass (Missouri State), Matt Wieland (Creighton), Gorge Josten (Gonzaga), Andy Metcalf (Memphis), and Michael Todd (Hofstra).