Hauschka Earns Academic Honors

November 20, 2006

Middlebury College kicker Steve Hauschka (Needham, Mass.) has been a District I Academic All-American by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association). The senior is a neuroscience major at Middlebury, currently owning a GPA of 3.54 through last spring. He will now be placed on a national ballot, with the team being named in December.

On the field, Hauschka was recently honored by being selected to the New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England Team. He was also a first-team selection as both a kicker and a punter this year after earning second-team honors for the previous two seasons.

The senior broke the school's single-season record with 10 field goals this season, going 10-12 on the year. He owns the school record with 20 career field goals. Hauschka was second in the league with a 37.9 yard punting average this season. More impressively, 17 of his 52 punts landed inside the opponent's 20 yard line. After a tremendous performance at Colby this season, he was named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week for his punting excellence. He ends his career tied for third on the school's all-time list with a 36.5 yard punting average.