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Belanger Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

From Sports Information Director, May 22, 2008 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College senior Marc Belanger has been named to the 2008 College Division Academic All-District V at-large first team as sponsored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and ESPN The Magazine.

Belanger recently completed his senior year with a 3.45 grade point average with an accounting major. Belanger, a Nanaimo, British Columbia native, played a key role in St. Norbert capturing the NCAA Division III ice hockey championship this past March.

Playing in all 32 games, Belanger scored 23 goals and 22 assists for 45 points. He was a first-team All-America selection in 2007 and 2008 by the American Hockey Coaches Association, and was a first-team All-America honoree in 2008 by U.S. College Hockey Online. A two-time first-team All-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association selection, Belanger scored a point in 37 of his past 41 collegiate games. His 132 career points ranks seventh and his 62 career goals fourth all-time in school history.

Belanger advances to the national ballot for the at-large Academic All-America team, which is announced in June. The at-large team encompasses several sports from all sports seasons.

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 3.20 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. District V