Courtesy of RITAthletics.com
ROCHESTER, NY – Junior defenseman Adam Brubacher (Elmira, Ontario/Powell River Kings) of the RIT men’s hockey team, was named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® At-Large team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA). This award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Brubacher was a Third-Team selection.
Brubacher was just one of four men’s hockey players in all of Division I to receive this prestigious honor. He is the second RIT men’s hockey player to garner Academic All-America honors, joining RIT Sports Hall of Famer Chris Maybury, who earned Second Team accolades in 1996. Brubacher joins Cam Isaac of men’s lacrosse, Marla Roberts of women’s soccer and Brooke Stanley of women’s basketball as 2018-19 Academic All-America picks from RIT.
Brubacher, who won RIT’s Green B. Williams Award for Academic Excellence in both 2017-18 and 2018-19, carries a tremendous 4.0 grade-point average as a business marketing major. On the ice, he enjoyed an excellent season in 2018-19, recording a career-best total of 31 points on seven goals and 24 assists, while appearing in all 38 games. Brubacher recorded eight multiple-point games, including three different three-point outings. Brubacher earned 2018-19 All-Atlantic Hockey Third Team honors.
The 2017 Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Year, Brubacher is now fourth all-time among all RIT defenseman in career scoring at the Division I level with 78 points on 22 goals and 56 assists in 112 games. In addition, he was named RIT’s Craig Lauzon Award Winner as Rookie of the Year in 2016-17 and won the Tim Cordick Award as top defenseman in 2018-19.
Brubacher will serve as a team captain for the Tigers in 2019-20.
Off the ice, Brubacher is an honors student, six-time Dean’s List recipient and earned Beta Gamma Sigma Honors and a Saunders College of Business Merit Scholarship with one of the top business student grade-point averages.
RIT finished the 2018-19 season with 17 wins and advanced to the Atlantic Hockey Semifinals.