by Alan Babbitt
Hope College cross country runner Nick Hoffman is an United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Individual honoree for NCAA Division III.
The sophomore from Holland, Michigan (Holland HS) is receiving the recognition for the second consecutive season. He is a business major.
In order to qualify for All-Academic distinction, student athletes must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 on a 4.0 scale and finish in the top-25 percent of their respective regional championship meet. There were 309 men's honorees in Division III.
Hoffman placed 30th at the Great Lakes Regional.