Grand Forks, N.D. – University of North Dakota senior hockey players Jocelyne Lamoureux and Monique Lamoureux have been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Women’s At-Large Team, as voted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Jocelyne Lamoureux earned first-team honors while Monique Lamoureux was named to the third team.
Jocelyne Lamoureux became the first player in UND women’s hockey history to earn Academic All-America honors in 2012 and the first two-time honoree this year. Monique Lamoureux is a first-time recipient of Academic All-American honors and is the 77th Academic All-American in the history of UND Athletics.
The Capital One Academic All-America Women’s At-Large program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for athletic and academic performances in the following sports: bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.
Jocelyne Lamoureux, an Academic All-American last season as a junior, was a first-team All-American and a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award in 2012-13 after ranking third in the national scoring race with 81 points (35g, 46a) in 39 games. She was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Most Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row and graduated as the WCHA’s all-time leading scorer with 285 points in 149 career games. The Grand Forks, N.D., native is currently pursuing her master’s degree in kinesiology and owns a 4.0 grade point average.
Monique Lamoureux, a senior from Grand Forks, N.D., earned first-team All-America honors after leading the nation’s defensemen and ranking eighth among all players with 65 points (26g, 39a) in 39 games. She received UND’s Grace Rhonemus Female Athlete of the Year Award (all sports) and graduated as the second-leading scorer in the history of the WCHA with 265 points in 149 career games. A graduate student with a 4.0 GPA, Lamoureux is currently pursuing her master’s degree in kinesiology.
Both Lamoureuxs also helped lead the United States to a gold medal at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA 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.