Hope College’s Boone Marois has been selected to the 2015-16 College Sports Information Directors of America NCAA Division III Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-America Team.
The senior from Traverse City, Michigan (Traverse City Central HS) is one of 15 first-team Academic All-Americans and 45 honorees total.
Marois is the fifth Hope student-athlete during the 2015-16 school year to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. He joins basketball players Maura McAfee and Ben Gardner and volleyball players Lauren Hazekamp and Jayne Kessel.
A Hope student-athlete has selected a CoSIDA Academic All-American 67 times since 1973.
“I am thrilled the CoSIDA committee chose Boone as an Academic All-American,” Hope sports information director Alan Babbitt said. “He is an exemplary student-athlete who is a great role model for Division III athletics. He made the most of his academic and athletic opportunities here on campus while also making a big impact on both the Hope and Holland communities.”
Marois graduated from Hope last month after majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. After accepting a deferral from the University of Michigan, Marois plans to begin medical school there in August of 2017.
Marois was named recipient of both the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s Albert L. Deal Male Scholar Award and Hope’s Otto van der Velde All-Campus Award as a senior. He is poised to be a four-time member of the MIAA Academic Honor Roll when the award is announced this summer.
Marois helped the Flying Dutchmen's 4x100-meter relay earn All-America honors with an eighth-place finish at the Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Hope's 4x100 relay set school and MIAA records this season.
Marois earned All-MIAA outdoor track & field honors for the second time in his career this spring after becoming MIAA champion in the 200 meters as well as the 4x100 relay he anchored. He was league champion in the 200 meters as a freshman as well.
The CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2015-16 Division III Academic All-America® teams program.