Three Named Academic All-American

Portions of the release are courtesy of Norwich University Athletics Communications

NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Three New England Hockey Conference student-athletes in Tom Aubrun (Chamonix, France), Gabriel Chicoine (St. Dominique, Que.) and Emily Lambert (Riverview, Mich.), all hailing from Norwich University, earned College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American honors.

The CoSIDA Academic All-American program recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To read the full article and see the complete M/W At-Large teams please click here.

Aubrun earned First Team honors after his record-setting senior season, while Chicoine earned Third Team honors in his first year of eligibility for the award. Lambert was also named as a First Team honoree.

Aubrun, Chicoine and Lambert bring Norwich University's all-time Academic All-American total to 19 selections, including 16 in the last nine years.

The men's at-large category comprises student-athletes from fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.

Aubrun and Chicoine mark the eighth and ninth Academic All-Americans in men's ice hockey history, the most out of all NU varsity athletic programs.

"I would like to congratulate Tom and Gabriel on this tremendous achievement after they have shown tremendous leadership on and off the ice for our team" said Norwich University men's ice hockey coach Cam Ellsworth. Their athletic achievements are well documented, but it is nice to see them get recognized for the diligent work that they have done in the classroom as well."

Aubrun was one of just two ice hockey selections on the First Team, while the Norwich duo was among just six overall ice hockey selections out of the 45 overall At-Large All-Americans.

The women's at-large category comprises student-athletes from beach volleyball, bowling, rowing/crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.

Lambert was the lone women's ice hockey player in the country to earn At-Large Academic All-American honors this season out of the 45 selections.

"Emily is a rare, and extremely unique talent," said Norwich University women's ice hockey head coach Sophie Leclerc. "She used each day as an opportunity to challenge herself and her teammates to be the best they could be, leading the way on the ice and in the classroom." Norwich's three At-Large All-American selections are the most in school history in a single year and its four overall selections during the 2019-20 academic year is also a school record.

Norwich has had at least one Academic All-American each of the last five years with Derek Lotito (football) and Braeden Ostepchuk (men's hockey) earning the honor in 2016. Ostepchuk then repeated in 2017 and became Norwich's first Academic All-American of the Year in 2018, while becoming the first three-time Academic All-American as well. Emily Oliver (softball) and Mary-Kait Mace (women's soccer) also earned Academic All-American honors in 2019.