Courtesy Norwich Sports Information
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Norwich University men’s ice hockey senior forward Travis Janke was named a Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA)/Capital One Academic All-American on Tuesday.
Janke was a Second Team At-Large selection and now marks the third straight season that a NU men’s ice hockey player has been named a Capital One Academic All-American. Pier-Olivier Cotnoir ’13 and Colin Mulvey ’13 earned the prestigious honors as well in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Janke’s Academic All-American honor continues to add to a sensational senior season for the four-year playmaking center. His impressive laundry list of accolades includes; American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) First Team East Region, New England Division II-III All-Star, ECAC East First Team All-Conference, Norwich University Male Senior Athlete of the Year, NU Scholar-Athlete team and ECAC East All-Academic team honors.
Janke, a business management and accounting major with a 3.76 overall GPA, led the Cadets to their unprecedented 16th ECAC East regular season title and fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance. He tallied a career-high 16 goals and dished out 22 assists for 38 points, which tied him for eighth nationally.
Janke played in all 119 games that the NU men’s ice hockey team has played over the last four seasons, helping the Cadets compile a 90-20-8 record over that span. He finishes his illustrious career tied for 12th on the all-time points list with 154. He also ranks tied for sixth in all-time assists with an even 100 helpers to go along with 54 career goals.
Janke marks the second straight year of Norwich having a Second Team At-Large Academic All-American after Mulvey earned it last year. Cotnoir was a First TeamAt-Large selection in 2012.
The At-Large category includes the sports of women’s bowling, women’s crew, men’s and women’s fencing, women’s field hockey, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s rifle, men’s and women’s skiing, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s water polo, men’s wrestling
Norwich has now had 10 CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-Americans in school history, including seven in the last three years. This past fall, men’s soccer junior Greg Payne became the first two-time CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American in school history after being named to the Second Team for the second straight year.