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Goucher College’s Boucher (Germantown Academy) closes career with major academic awards

Saturday, 15th August 2009

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 8/15/09

Alex Boucher, a Germantown Academy graduate, was honored with several major academic awards as he wrapped up a solid career at Goucher College (MD).

Boucher, a midfielder, was named to the ESPN The Magazine 2009 Academic All-District II College Division Men’s At-Large Team. The team is chosen by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Boucher was a first-team selection for the district which covers Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington D.C.

CoSIDA founded its Academic All-America program in 1952 to recognize and award the premier college scholar-athletes throughout the nation for their ability to achieve excellence on the playing field and in the classroom. To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA.

Boucher, who graduates summa cum laude with honors in economics in June, compiled a 3.94 GPA during his four years at Goucher. He attained a perfect 4.0 GPA in six of the eight semesters and made the 2008 and 2009 Landmark Conference Spring All-Academic Teams.

Boucher also earned a major distinction when he was named as one of 20 student-athletes in the Landmark Conference to be named a Senior Scholar-Athlete. The honorees must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and are selected based on their accomplishments in all areas of college life including athletics, academics and other extracurricular activities. It is the most exclusive award given out by the conference with just 20 honorees for each academic year.

Boucher, a native of North Wales, was elected to the Beta chapter of the Maryland Phi Beta Kappa honor society and won the Max Hoschild Prize for Excellence in Economics, awarded to the top economics major, and the 2009 Excellence Award in Economics from the Baltimore branch of The Frederal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

In 2008, he was the recipient of the Goucher athletic department’s Scholar-Athlete Award for juniors; in 2009, he was presented the Ruth Baird Thompson Class of ’31 Award for academic excellence and sportsmanship.

Boucher ran as a defensive midfielder on the second unit in 2008 when Goucher ranked third in Division III in scoring defense, earning second-team All-Landmark Conference honors as a specialist. He was a team captain this season and supplied the Gophers with 13 goals and three assists.

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