Soccer Player Earns Academic All-American Honors

By Ian Marks | Published

Senior defender Melanie Hoffman.
Senior defender Melanie Hoffman.

Michigan Tech senior defender Melanie Hoffman recently earned 2012 Capital One CoSIDA NCAA Div. II Women's Soccer Academic All-American honors.

An exercise science and biological sciences major with a perfect 4.00 G.P.A., Hoffman led the Huskies to a 14-3-2 record with 11 of the wins by shutout. While setting a school record for wins, the Huskies shared the conference regular season title. The Green Bay, Wis., native was an honorable mention All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) selection.

In 2011-12, she also earned All-GLIAC academic honors. In 2010-11, she was name co-offensive most valuable player and was one of six women to early the 2010 Meijer Commissioner's Award.  

Hoffman used to be a competitive figure skater.  She has also competed in cross-country and Nordic skiing and in track and field.


Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.