July 19, 2005
Cochran and Hehn Named America East Scholar-Athletes
BURLINGTON, Vt. Ė University of Vermont junior Amy Cochran (Keene, N.H.) and
senior David Hehn (Sarnia, Ontario) were named the 2004-05 America East
Scholar-Athletes for womenís soccer and menís basketball, respectively.
Cochran is a two-sport athlete at Vermont, competing on the womenís soccer and
alpine ski teams. She is one of two student-athletes and the only woman in the
country to earn a spot on two national Academic All-America teams in 2004-05.
A physics major with a 3.98 grade point average, Cochran became the first
womenís soccer player at Vermont to earn national Academic All-America honors
in the fall. Most recently, she was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic
All-America Womenís At-Large First Team for her exploits on the slopes.
Cochran is the second student-athlete in the history of the womenís soccer
program at Vermont to earn America East Scholar-Athlete honors, joining former
standout and UVM Hall of Famer Rachael Bondy í92.
During the soccer season, Cochran tied the UVM school record for most goals in a
game with four in a 5-1 victory over Marist, after entering the contest with
just three tallies on the season. She scored two goals, including the
game-winner, and handed out an assist in Vermontís 4-0 shutout victory over
Boston University, the Catamounts first win over the Terriers since 1996.
Cochran netted the game-winning goal and handed out an assist in a 2-1 victory
over UMBC. The three points in the contest allowed her to set new single season
records at Vermont for most points (31) and goals (13). She finished the 2004
season leading America East in scoring (31 points) and goals (13).
Cochran was named to the America East All-Conference Second Team and
NSCAA/adidas All-Northeast Region Team for her efforts.
As a member of the Vermont ski team, she earned two All-America citations in her
first NCAA Ski Championship appearance in 2005, finishing sixth in the slalom
and eighth in the giant slalom. Cochran also earned All-East honors with a
strong performance at the EISA Championship Carnival, won by Vermont. The
Catamounts finished as national runners-up at the 2005 NCAA Championships,
which were hosted by Vermont at Stowe Mountain Resort and Trapp Family Lodge.
Hehn was a starting guard for the three-time defending America East Champions.
He is the America East Scholar-Athlete for menís basketball for the second
consecutive year and is the first student-athlete in the conference to win the
award twice. The Catamounts have earned the America East Scholar-Athlete award
in menís basketball for the past three years as former standout Grant Anderson
earned the honor as a senior in 2003.
Hehn graduated in May with a degree in business administration. While at
Vermont he earned induction into the Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society
for Business Management and the Golden Key International Honour Society. Hehn
was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll all four years for
maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or better during his career.
On the court, Hehn finished his career as the UVM all-time leader in games
played (125), never missing a contest in four seasons. He finished fourth at
Vermont in career steals, eighth in assists and 10th in three-point field
goals. In 2004-05 he was second on the team in assists and steals as the
Catamounts (25-7) won a school-record 25 games and advanced to the second round
of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.
The 2004-05 season marks the eighth consecutive year a Vermont student-athlete
has earned an America East Scholar-Athlete award. The Catamounts also captured
the America East Academic Cup this year, posting a record 3.14 grade point
average, the highest mark in the 10-year history of the award.
Vermont Athletic Communications