Quinnipiac men's ice hockey junior Soren Jonzzon (Mountain View, California) was named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-District Men's At-Large NCAA Division I First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA).
Jonzzon was one of two NCAA Division I men's ice hockey players honored with the regional distinction, and as a First Team selection for District 1 team that is comprised of all schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont, he is now eligible for the Academic All-American team.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic AllAmerica honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
At this season's team banquet, head coach Rand Pecknold announced Jonzzon's selection as the Bobcats' 42nd captain in program history. Jonzzon posted career-highs in goals (8), assists (7) and points (15) while finishing as a finalist for the prestigious ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year Award.
He is a six-time Quinnipiac University Dean's List recipient, earning the honor in each semester in which he has been enrolled. He is also a two-time ECAC Hockey All-Academic selection, as well as member of Quinnipiac's Student Athlete Advisory Committee and an Orientation Leader, as well as a tutor in Quinnipiac's Learning Commons. Jonzzon will graduate on May 16 with a bachelor's degree in biomedical studies after compiling a cumulative grade-point average of 3.94 in three years of undergraduate studies. With his accelarated studies, Jonzzon will complete course work towards his master's degree in May 2016 and will enter medical school, with the goal of becoming a surgeon, the following fall.