division All-America

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superfeeling

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Chinese
I came across such a sentence the other day: ...there he was named a division All-America. (the previous text says that a boy from a poverty-stricken family joined the Boys Club and played basket ball and football, which won him a scholarship to Wabashi College.) My question is :what does "a division All-America" mean?
 
  • rippledj

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    English - American/Canadian
    Answers.com says:



    An All-America "team" is an honorary sports team composed of outstanding amateur players, those considered the best players of a specific season for each team position, who are referred to as All-American athletes.


    A division is a branch of a sports league.



     

    Matching Mole

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    England, English
    Can you quote the whole sentence? It seems very odd indeed for a person to be called "a division All-America". A division in sports is a category or group where qualifying teams may compete. As in "The Premier Division", or "The College Division All-America". "All-America" meaning that the division is nationwide.
     

    rippledj

    Member
    English - American/Canadian
    This is a common grammar style for sports writing. They are leaving off the word "player". It should therefore be read as "named a division All-America player".
     
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