NEW LONDON, Conn.--It was an exciting season on the ice, where the Camels made great strides in conference play and kept legions of fans on the edge of their seats with excitement. Academics are and will remain the top priority for the Connecticut College men's hockey program as it strives to meet its goals in the competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference.
This winter, six Camel men's hockey players were honored on the NESCAC All-Academic Team.
To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
Senior defenseman Chris Fogg (East Sandwich, Mass.) was joined by five sophomores: Kevin Kelly (Harrisburg, Pa.), Kevin Reich (Montvale, N.J.), Mike Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.), Marcus Calvanico (Flower Mound, Tex.) and Adam Rimmer (Newbury, Mass.) on the All-Academic squad.
In addition to the academic honors, senior co-captain Lucas Chavira Schramm (Phoenix, Ariz.) was honored on the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team.
The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection.
The All-Sportsmanship Team recognizes student-athletes from each varsity sport who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to sportsmanship. These student-athletes exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents, and spectators. They display sportsmanship not only as a participant in their sport but also as a spectator and in their everyday lives. Through their positive actions and example, these student-athletes inspire others to adhere to the quality of sportsmanship that the NESCAC and the NCAA endorse.
April 3, 2012