Hoogenboom Earns CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-America Honors
From Sports Information Director, June 3, 2014 | Men's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, email@example.com, (920) 403-4077
DE PERE - St. Norbert College senior Brandon Hoogenboom has been named to the Capital One Division III At-Large Academic All-America squad, presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Hoogenboom was a third-team selection. Hoogenboom, a Nanton, Alberta, native, fashioned 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.
Hoogenboom's honor is the sixth Academic All-America mention for St. Norbert men's hockey. Rob Smillie was a second-team selection in 1999, followed by Marc Belanger's second-team accolade in 2008. Nick Tabisz was a second-team honoree in 2010 and 2011. Johan Ryd was a second-team choice in 2012.
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.