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STANFORD, Calif. –
Senior forward Amir Bashti
was honored for his combined work in the classroom and on the field when he was named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America first team on Tuesday.
Bashti is the 10th
Stanford player to earn first-team academic All-America accolades from United Soccer Coaches and second under Knowles Family Director of Men's Soccer Jeremy Gunn
, joining Andrew Epstein in 2016. Other Cardinal first teamers include Bobby Warshaw (2009), Scott Bolkan (2007), Todd Dunivant (2002), Johanes Maliza (2002), Ryan Nelsen (2000), Aaron Jones (1998), Eric Vandevelde (1997) and Dan Wytock (1997).
A third-team All-American and All-Pac-12 first team pick as a senior, Bashti finished sixth in the league in scoring and fifth in points with a career-high seven goals and six assists this season. The senior twice earned Pac-12 Player of the Week awards following a brace against Delaware on Sept. 16 and a two-goal, two-assist weekend to begin conference action in late September against San Diego State and UCLA. Bashti played in 88 matches during his career, tied with Lee Morrison (1998-2001) for the most in program history, and scored 19 goals to go along with 13 assists.
Bashti, who boasts a 3.45 cumulative GPA as a science, technology and society major, was also voted CoSIDA Academic All-District last month.