Hockey: Cotnoir, Fortier earn first team Capital One Academic All-America honors
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Junior forward Pier-Olivier Cotnoir and senior forward Julie Fortier of the Norwich University men's and women's ice hockey teams were each tabbed to Capital One Academic All-America First Team At-Large honors on Tuesday, June 5.
Cotnoir and Fortier are the first Norwich University athletes to be named Capital One Academic All-Americans since 1989 and mark just the fourth and fifth individuals to ever achieve the prestigious distinction.
Cotnoir (Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec) is a health science major with a 3.77 G.P.A. He was a first-team All-ECAC East honoree and an ECAC East all-academic honoree. Cotnoir was chosen by the New England Hockey Writer's Association as a Division II-III All-Star and received CCM Old Time Hockey First Team All-American accolades.
Cotnoir has been named the team Most Valuable Player the last two seasons and his coming off scoring a career high 21 goals and 42 points to lead Norwich to a 24-3-2 record in 2011-12. He also led Norwich to an unprecedented 14th straight ECAC East regular season title and a 10th ECAC East tournament title. The Cadets also advanced to their 10th Division III Frozen Four.
Fortier (Saint-Malachie, Quebec) graduated last month with a 3.63 G.P.A. and a degree in sports medicine. She re-wrote the NU women's hockey record books and was named as the winner of the 2012 Laura Hurd Award winner presented to the NCAA Division III Ice Hockey National Player of the Year.
Fortier was honored as the New England Hockey Writer's Association Division II-III Player of the Year after leading the nation in scoring with 55 points on 31 goals and 24 assists. She was the ECAC East Player of the Year and also earned American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) First Team All-American honors while leading the Cadets to a 27-3-1 record and a berth in the NCAA Division III championship game.
She finished her career with a program-record 93 goals and 82 assists for 175 points, which ranks eighth on the all-time women's Division III ice hockey scoring list.
The Capital One Academic All-America® Men's At-Large program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling.The Capital One Academic All-America® Women's At-Large program includes the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.
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