Tabisz, Dahl Named to CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-America Teams

From Sports Information Director, June 8, 2010 |
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College junior hockey player Nick Tabisz and senior golfer Gabe Dahl have been named to the 2010 College Division Academic All-America Team as sponsored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and ESPN The Magazine. Tabisz was a second-team selection and Dahl was a third-team honoree.

Tabisz, a Kettering, Ohio, native, owns a 3.80 grade point average with majors in mathematics and psychology and helped lead St. Norbert's hockey team to a national runner-up finish in 2010. Tabisz scored eight goals and 16 assists for 24 points this past season, and was named a first-team All-American at defenseman for the second consecutive year by both the American Hockey Coaches Association and U.S. College Hockey Online. Tabisz is the only player in St. Norbert history to be named first-team All-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association in each of his first three seasons.

Dahl, a Green Bay native and a graduate of Green Bay Southwest High School, owns a 3.85 grade point average with a major in business administration. Dahl is a four-time All-Midwest Conference honoree and was twice named MWC North Division Player of the Year. During the 2010 season, Dahl finished in the top five in seven of 10 tournaments. Dahl was also named the Outstanding Male Academic Athlete of the St. Norbert Class of 2010.

The honors mark the 42nd and 43rd time a St. Norbert College student-athlete has received Academic All-America mention. St. Norbert's 43 Academic All-Americans are the most among Midwest Conference member schools. The at-large team encompasses student-athletes from the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, men's volleyball, water polo and wrestling.

To be eligible for national or regional selection, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.0, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by his sports information director. The Academic All-America team is selected after All-District teams are picked from eight geographic regions nationally.