May 20, 2011
OXFORD, Ohio - Miami University hockey senior Carter Camper was tabbed to the 2011 Capital One Men’s At-Large Academic All-District IV Second Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.
Camper (Rocky River, Ohio), who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, carried a 3.62 grade-point average. The 2011 captain of the RedHawks also earned CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year from the Central Collegiate Hockey Association back in March.
Camper was one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award this year, the second time he's been named a finalist (2009), an AHCA Second-Team All-American and a First-Team All-CCHA selection for the second time in his career this year as well. He also garnered Lowe’s Senior CLASS First-Team All-America honors, as he was one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.
This past season, Camper put up career numbers, ranking fourth nationally with a career-best 57 points, playing in all 39 games, while ranking third in the country with 38 assists (tied for eighth in a single-season at Miami) and a 1.46 points per game average. The 5-9 forward added 19 goals as well. He recorded a point in 32 of 39 games this year, including 16 multi-point games, while being named National Player of the Month for October after putting up 22 points (9-13-22) in eight games. Camper helped lead Miami to its first Mason Cup this year while ranking second in CCHA play with 39 points and 28 assists. He was also named CCHA Offensive Player of the Week Oct. 18 after a four-point weekend.
Camper finished his career at Miami as the second leading scorer in school history with 183 points, totaling at least 40 points all four seasons in Oxford, and was the NCAA's career scoring leader over the last four years. He also closed his RedHawk career ranked second in assists with 114 and tied for seventh with 69 career goals, including 31 power-play goals and 11 game-winning goals, both of which rank third all-time at Miami.
Camper signed a professional contract with the NHL’s Boston Bruins following his career and played for the American Hockey League’s Providence Bruins, an affiliate of Boston, at the end of the AHL’s 2010-11 season.
CoSIDA's District IV consists of universities in the states of Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, while the men's at-large team includes student-athletes participating in fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
To be eligible for CoSIDA/Capitol One Academic All-District teams, student-athletes must have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA, have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games and must have completed a full year at the academic institution. The teams are then voted on and selected by members of CoSIDA.