Nick Hruby Earns USILA Scholar-All American Nod
June 11, 2018

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - Senior team captain Nick Hruby earned Scholar All-America honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), announced on Monday.

A Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and be a student with a senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale). He will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field. He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player. Being a member of the North/South team and/or earning all-conference honors does not guarantee inclusion on the list. Each Individual is evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Scholar AA committee.

In 1989, the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III. The Scholar All-Americas are recognized at the annual Lacrosse All-America Banquet.

Five Southern Conference men’s lacrosse student-athletes earned the honors, the most in the league’s brief history. Hruby is joined by Bellarmine’s Kevin Fahey, High Point’s Keegan O’Connor, Jacksonville’s Hunter Forbes and Richmond’s Austin Cates all earned the distinction. Hruby, Fahey, Forbes and Cates were All-SoCon selections, with Forbes, who was one of three league players selected in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft, earning SoCon Defensive Player of the Year honors. The SoCon, which added men’s lacrosse in 2015, had two selections in its inaugural year, three in 2016 and two in 2017.

Hruby, a native of Coppell, Texas, started in all 66 career games played while at the Academy. He concluded his career with the second-most career goals in program history (122) and the fourth-most career points (150). Hruby was instrumental in leading the Falcons to two SoCon regular season titles, two SoCon Championship titles and two NCAA appearances. Hruby led the team with 27 goals and 34 points this season.



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