Schiavone named to Lowe's Senior Class All-America Team
April 11, 2008
Air Force Academy senior defenseman Frank Schiavone was named to the Lowe's Senior CLASS All-America Team. Schiavone was one of 10 finalists for the award, which was presented to Princeton's Landis Stankievech. Schiavone was named to the Lowe's All-America second team, marking the second consecutive season Air Force has had a Lowe's All-American. Billy Devoney, a 2007 Academy graduate, was on the team last season.
Schiavone was selected from a group of 20 candidates in college hockey players who have combined excellence in athletics, academics and community service. The award - presented annually to the NCAA's Division I Student-Athlete of the Year in eight sports - focuses on the "Four C's" of classroom, character, community and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award was launched in 2001 to honor the attributes of college basketball seniors who fulfill their entire athletic eligibility and pursue the many rewards of a senior season and complete college education. Since that time, Lowe's, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, has expanded the award to include other NCAA sports and it has developed into the nation's premier tribute to college seniors.
A strong defensive player, Schiavone played in 120 career games and had 23 points. He had a career-best five goals this season. A management major, Schiavone is a two-time academic all-conference selection. He carries a 3.6 cumulative grade point average and a 3.8 GPA in his major. He was the cadet in charge of the obstacle course during Basic Cadet Training this past summer. In the fall of 2007, he was the honor officer and chief of inspections in his squadron and has been on the dean's list every semester. An assistant captain, Schiavone has been active in the community, assisting with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation each of the last four years. He has helped with the annual Walk for the Cure which has raised more than $500,000 in the last four years. The native of Oceanside, N.Y., has also led a group of players in aiding the JDRF with the annual gala. He has also spoke to schools in the Colorado Springs area about the importance of school and teamwork and the skills of hockey.