Atlantic Hockey America named its 2023-24 All-Academic Team and Student-Athletes of the Year, with Josh Barnes, Alfred Lindberg, and Peyton Grainer earning the top honors. The trio, part of the American International College ice hockey team, were recognized for their academic excellence alongside 26 other teammates. To qualify, student-athletes needed a 4.0 GPA for Student-Athlete of the Year and a 3.0 GPA in both semesters for All-Academic status.

By the Numbers
  • 29 members of the American International College ice hockey team were lauded for academic success in the 2023-24 academic year.
  • Brett Callahan stood out as a five-time All-Academic selection from 2019-20 to the most recent year.
State of Play
  • Josh Barnes received the Student-Athlete of the Year Award for the second consecutive year.
  • AIC's 29 All-Academic Award winners ranked second-most in the AHA.
  • Robert Morris University tied for the most selections with AIC.
What's Next

The academic success of these student-athletes highlights the commitment to excellence both on and off the ice. The recognition sets a high standard for future players and reinforces the importance of academics in the world of college sports.

Bottom Line

The recognition of Barnes, Lindberg, Grainer, and their teammates not only celebrates their individual achievements but also underscores the significance of academic dedication in collegiate athletics, setting a commendable example for aspiring student-athletes.