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Adam Still

School

SMU

Position
Defender
Major
Accounting
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Classroom

Still currently holds a 3.907 GPA and is set to graduate in May 2012 with a degree in accounting. He plans to pursue a career in valuation after he graduates. Still has held internships with several prestigious firms in the Dallas area. He worked for business firm Erickson Partners LLC and accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP, where he spent the summer in the valuation group. He also has an internship for next spring with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PWC) in its valuation group. In 2010, Still was named to the CoSIDA ESPN Academic All-America Third Team and was on the Conference USA All-Academic team. He was a District VI Academic All-American honoree in both 2009 and 2010. Still is also a three-time C-USA Academic Medal recipient and three-time C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member. He has been named to the SMU Honor Roll with Distinction five semesters and Honor Roll with High Distinction one semester.

Character

Still is the captain of the 2011 SMU men’s soccer team, but he has shown leadership throughout his career – including his freshman season. He leads by example and is a model student-athlete, performing well on the field while holding an exceptional GPA in the classroom. He understands the work ethic and dedication is takes to be a student-athlete year-round. He is always at the top of fitness, and strength and conditioning tests as well as GPA. As a result of his hard work and leadership, Still and the Mustangs had the biggest turnaround in the nation in 2010, going from a 6-8-2 mark in 2009 to a 16-2-2 record last season (8 games improved). SMU faced a tough road for the turnaround as nine of its 20 games were against teams who would make the 2010 NCAA Tournament. The Mustangs advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, were the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament and won the Conference USA Regular Season title. Still led this turnaround for his team all while dealing with his mother’s diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Through the serious issues in his personal life, he was able to find balance on the soccer field and in school, and performed to the highest level in both. During the 2010 Conference USA Tournament, Still suffered a torn ligament in his left elbow, forcing him to sit out of the remainder of the game. Still once again battled through personal trauma though and, with the help of an elbow brace, played all but one minute of NCAA action on the Mustangs’ run to the Elite Eight.

Community

Still has been an active part of the Dallas community while enrolled at SMU. For three years, he has helped run the SMU Catholic Neuhoff Center Soccer Clinic, which is put on for underprivileged kids in the Dallas area. He has also volunteered at Grace, a donation and assistance center. Additionally, Still has worked at soup kitchens Beautiful Feet and the Slab.

Competition

Still has played in 48 games as a central defender scoring a goal and adding two assists during his career at SMU. Still is a soccer-savvy defender who works with his goalkeeper to control of the back line and wins almost every air ball for which he contests. He was instrumental in the Mustangs’ 2010 season as the team advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, posted a 16-2-2 record and won the Conference USA regular season title. Still started all 20 games in 2010, playing 1,808 of a possible 1,880 minutes. His lone goal was perhaps one of the biggest of the year for the Mustangs. With SMU down 1-0 early against No. 17 Tulsa, Still netted a 75-yard tally to knot the score, and the Mustangs went on to win the game 3-2.