Two Hobart College student-athletes were voted onto the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Men’s At Large Division III teams. Sophomore tennis player Walker Anderson earned second team recognition and senior hockey player Jonas Toupal garnered third team accolades.
Anderson earned ITA Division III All-American honors in doubles play with his partner, junior Alan Dubrovsky. The duo won the 2018 Northeast Region Championship and finished eighth nationally at ITA Cup. Anderson and Dubrovsky were a team best 21-10 in doubles play this year. In dual matches, they posted a 14-6 overall record, playing all 20 matches in the No. 1 spot. Anderson and Dubrovsky were 7-1 in Liberty League play. Individually, Anderson was 12-10 in singles play. He primarily played in the No. 3 spot, posting a 9-8 record.
In two seasons, Anderson has compiled a 29-16 record in singles and a 35-19 mark in doubles.
In the classroom, Anderson is a history and psychology double major. At the 2019 Block H Dinner, he was a recipient of the Arnold Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award. Anderson was selected to the 2019 Liberty League All-Academic team and was a 2018 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete. He is a Dean’s List student and a member of the Orange Key Society, Hobart’s sophomore class honor society.
Anderson is the third Hobart tennis player to be an Academic All-American, joining Walter Green ’12 (2011-12 second team) and Matt Silver ’07 (2006-07 second team).
A team captain, Toupal guided the Statesmen to an appearance in the NCAA Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Championship semifinals, finishing second on the team with 12 goals and 26 points. He added 14 assists which was fourth most on the team. A 2019 All-NEHC first team selection, Toupal was eighth in the conference in goals and seventh in points. He recorded a season-high three points in wins over Elmira, Southern Maine and New England College. Toupal had two goals and an assist in Hobart’s home opening win over the Soaring Eagles. He had a goal and two assists against the Huskies and the Pilgrims.
Toupal appeared in a Hobart record 114 career games, tallying 41 goals, 47 assists and 88 points.
Toupal is a three-time Google Cloud Academic All- District honoree. He graduated last month with a bachelor’s degree in geoscience and planetary science. He is a three-time conference all-academic team selection. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Toupal is a Dean’s List student and a Druid, Hobart’s senior class honor society.
Toupal is the second Statesmen hockey player to be named an Academic All-American. Matt Garman ’06 earned a spot on the first team following the 2005-06 season.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.30 and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution. Nominees are voted on by CoSIDA members in each of the nation’s eight districts, selecting 10 student-athletes to each district team. Academic All-District honorees advance to the national Academic All-America ballot.
CoSIDA began the distinguished Academic All-America program in 1952, and since then has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports across all divisions with these elite Academic All-America scholar-athlete honors. CoSIDA sponsors Academic All-America programs for men’s and women’s soccer, football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, and men’s and women’s track and field/cross country. The men’s at-large category draws honorees from fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ student-athletes have earned 50 Academic All-America awards, including 25 in the past 10 years.