Ngwenya, a junior from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, who was also named Second Team All-American, was the 2002 Big South Player of the Year. He currently leads the nation in goals scored with 27 and in points with 63. This season, Ngwenya broke the CCU school single season records for goals scored and points.
Rutter, a senior from Stroud, England, was named First Team All-Big South Conference while finishing the season tied for second on the team with six assists.
2002 NSCAA/Adidas Mens NCAA Division I Academic All-America Team
G, Matt Pickens, Jr., Southwest Missouri State, 3.45, Communications, Washington, Mo.
D, Milorad Djordjevic, Sr., Virginia Commonwealth, 3.38, Business Management, Richmond, Va.
D, Todd Dunivant, Sr., Stanford, 3.40, Economics, Wheat Ridge, Colo.
D, Adam Hack, Sr., Johns Hopkins, 3.51, Economics, Staten Island, N.Y.
M, William Bray, Sr., Southern Indiana, 3.83, Exercise Science, Sandwick, Scotland
M, Leon Brown, Jr., Wheeling Jesuit, 3.30, Business Management, Wheeling, WV
M, Ricardo Lara, Jr., Incarnate Word, 3.80, Education, Misilla, N.M.
M, Johanes Maliza, Sr., Stanford, 3.40, History, Chicago, Ill.
F, Jack Jewsbury, Sr., Saint Louis, 3.35, Marketing, Springfield, Mo.
F, Joseph Ngwenya, Jr., Coastal Carolina, 3.56, Computer Science, Bulwayo, Zimbabwe
F, Chad Tarabolous, Jr., Johns Hopkins, 3.42, Neuroscience, Tulsa, Okla.
G, Terrence McNelis, Sr., Duquesne, 3.60, Physical Therapy, Reading, Pa.
D, Peter Agrimson, Sr., Northern Illinois, 3.48, Finance, Stillwater, Minn.
D, Taylor Graham, Sr., Stanford, 3.70, International Relations, Fair Oaks, Calif.
D, Brandon Laws, Jr., Rochester, 3.84, Economics, Doylestown, Pa.
D, Justin Smith, Sr., Francis Marion, 3.57, Marketing, Pickerington, Ohio
M, Carlos Garay, Sr., Virginia Commonwealth, 3.40, Business Management, Richmond, Va.
M, Michael Nissim-Sabat, Sr., Mary Washington College, 3.40, Political Science, Fredericksburg, Va.
M, Thomas Rutter, Sr., Coastal Carolina, 3.45, Physical Education, Stroud, England
F, Trevor Eby, Sr., Houghton College, 3.72, Business, Houghton, N.Y.
F, Schuyler Gellatly, Sr., Hamilton College, 3.40, English Literature, Clinton, N.Y.
F, Matthew Osborne, Sr., George Washington, 3.73, Exercise Science, Bigham, Notts, England