Patience earns Academic All-America honor

University of Houston-Victoria senior Brody Patience has been honored with selection to the 2019 Academic All-America® NAIA Men’s Soccer Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Brody Patience

Patience, a business major from Douglas, Isle of Man, has a 3.84 grade point average and was named to the All-America first team as a forward. He is the third UHV student-athlete to garner first team All-America accolades and the first from the men’s soccer team.

Emily Bergstrom was named to the All-America first team in 2012 and Ashley Winegeart was selected in 2014. Both were softball standouts for the Jaguars. Baseball player Chase Almendarez was selected to the second team in 2018 and softball player Michelle Revels was selected to the second team last year.

The teams are selected by CoSIDA members and recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.

Patience just completed his four-year career with Jaguars where he has been named to the Red River Athletic Conference first team the last three years. He also was the 2019 RRAC Tournament MVP and was named all-tournament as well.

He helped guide the Jaguars to one of their most successful seasons this past year as the Jaguars finished the season 16-1-3 with a trip to the NAIA Opening Round. He led the team with 10 goals, 12 assists, 32 points, 48 shots, 30 shots on goal and five game-winning goals.

He is the Jaguars’ career leader with 20 assists, 68 points and nine game-winning goals, and is second all-time in goals with 24.

He was named the RRAC Offensive Player of the Week twice this past season and received the honor once last year.

Off the field, he was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete last season, is a three-time RRAC Scholar Athlete and has been recognized on the UHV President’s and Deans’ Lists.

The men’s soccer first team had three 4.0 GPAs and, as a group, averaged a 3.93 GPA.

To be nominated for the award, student-athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games at the position listed on the nomination form, must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and complete one full calendar year at their current school. 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paul Ebner