Fiala, Hoogenboom Named Academic All-District

From Sports Information Director, May 19, 2014 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College's Marian Fiala and Brandon Hoogenboom were named to the first team of the Capital One NCAA Division III At-Large Academic All-District VI squad, presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). It is the first Academic All-District honor for both.

Fiala, a Bratislava, Slovakia, native, holds a 3.70 grade point average with a double major in business administration and economics. Fiala was a second-team All-America selection this past season while scoring six goals and 20 assists for 26 points as a junior defenseman. Fiala was a first-team All-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association honoree, and was 14th in Division III in scoring by a defenseman in 2013-14.

Hoogenboom, a Nanton, Alberta, native, possesses a 3.70 grade point average with a major in business administration. Hoogenboom was a two-year captain for the Green Knights and was an assistant captain as a sophomore. The senior forward scored 12 goals and seven assists for 19 points in 31 games this season. Hoogenboom was the hockey team's representative to the St. Norbert Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

St. Norbert went 28-3-1 this season, and won its fourth NCAA Division III national championship in seven years with a 3-1 win over UW-Stevens Point on March 22.

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, scheduled to be announced June 3, is selected after All-District teams are picked from eight geographic regions nationally. All first-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Academic All-America ballot.