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PSU Men’s Skier earns regional academic honor

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - One of the All-Americans on the Plymouth State University alpine ski racing team has been honored for his successful accomplishments in the classroom as well as on the slopes.

Junior Jason Hey (Northboro, Mass./Algonquin Regional) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team, as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). Hey was voted to the Academic All-District 1 At-Large Second Team in the College Division.

A three-year veteran on the Panther ski team and co-captain this past winter, Hey (right) earned All-America honors in March at the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association's National Championships by placing third in the giant slalom, seventh in the slalom and fifth in the combined alpine. He was ranked first out of 85 skiers in the MacConnell Division's regular season standings, and placed fourth in the combined alpine at the Eastern Regional Championships.

In the classroom, Hey has been on the Dean's List three times and the President's List once as a Criminal Justice major with a psychology minor. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice National Honor Society, and has received national academic honors from the USCSA.

To be eligible for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America program, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials and maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). He/she must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and must have completed at least one full academic year at that institution. Academic All-District First Team selections advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America honors.

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