BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Three more Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) student-athletes earned Academic All-America honors this week, as Gustavus men's tennis competitors Chase Johnson and Michael O'Neil were named Google Cloud Second Team At-Large selections, while St. Thomas women's hockey goalie Kenzie Torpy received Third Team At-Large distinction. The Academic All-America At-Large Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom, and feature athletes competing in fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling.
Johnson (Sr. | Golden Valley, Minn. | Hopkins) finished the season as the No. 44-ranked singles player in Division III and posted a 22-5 record in singles, primarily playing at the No. 2 slot where he went 17-3. Johnson finished his singles career on an eight-match winning streak and over four years went 78-26. As an All-American and the No. 11-ranked doubles tandem in the nation with fellow Gustavus senior Patrick Whaling as his partner, Johnson went 29-7 in 2019 and has posted a career mark of 86-23. Johnson finished his MIAC career a perfect 40-0 combined between singles and doubles and is a two-time All-MIAC honoree. Johnson has been on four MIAC championship teams, having never lost a single conference match, and has been on four NCAA tournament teams. He maintained a 3.82 while majoring in statistics at Gustavus.
O'Neil (Jr. | Edina, Minn.) earned All-Conference recognition for the first time in his collegiate career this season after going 14-9 overall and 6-0 in the MIAC in singles, and 17-10 overall in doubles with a 6-1 mark in the conference. O'Neil spent the majority of the season at No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles. He has earned the MIAC Elite 22 Award for men's tennis each of the last two seasons. O'Neil has been on three MIAC championship teams, having never lost a single conference match, and has been on three NCAA tournament teams. He maintains a 4.00 GPA as a philosophy and economics double-major at Gustavus.
Torpy (Sr. | Oregon, Wis.) was one of just three women's ice hockey student-athletes to garner Academic All-America status, and the first Tommie women's hockey player to do so in the program's 20-year history. Torpy led her team to a program-record 25 wins and its first ever No. 1 national ranking last winter en route to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. The 2019 MIAC Player of the Year went 17-1-2 in her final 20 contests against league opponents and broke the school and conference records for career wins (69), and games played (102). Her 69 wins are tied for third-most in D-III history. Torpy maintained a 3.87 GPA as a psychology major at St. Thomas.
Selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the Division III Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Division III Academic All-America® teams.
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