LumberJacks Juggle Roles in the Classroom and the Playing Fields

By KBJR News 1

LumberJacks Juggle Roles in the Classroom and the Playing Fields

April 26, 2012 Updated Apr 26, 2012 at 1:17 PM CDT

Ashland, WI -- Being a student-athlete comes with a lot of responsibility, and for four student-athletes at Northland College, they switch roles wearing hockey skates on the ice as well as cleats on the field...and getting work done in the classroom.

This is the case for four student-athletes, Nathan Brown (Westlock, AB), Shane Buckley (Iron Bridge, ON), Matt Lennon (Reedsburg, WI.) and Colin Moberly (Ely, MN).

Brown is a sophomore defenseman for the hockey team as well as an outfielder for the baseball team.

In his first season, Brown managed to score 22 runs on 21 hits, while leading the conference with 29 walks.

Brown is also a defenseman on the hockey team. He was able to score one goal and three assits totaling four points.

Shane Buckley is a junior outfielder and a pitcher for the baseball team, while being a goalie on the hockey team.

Buckley ended the hockey season with a 1-1 record between the pipes, making 72 saves for a save percentage of .857.

He is also one of the most veteran players on the Jacks baseball team as he enters his third season. This season he has yet to commit an error, along with one of the few team members to have hit a home run in a game.

Matt Lennon tranferred from the University of Wisconsin - Steven's Point where he is the shortstop for the baseball team as well as a forward for the hockey team.

Lennon transferred to Northland College to play hockey with his brother as well as to keep playing baseball.

Colin Moberly is a junior forward on the hockey team, as well as an outfielder along with pitching on the baseball team.

On the ice, Moberly was able to come up with seven points for the Jacks hockey team by scoring two goals and five assists.

In the classroom, he was also a member of the MCHA All-Academic team for having a grade point average higher than a 3.30.

An outstanding accomplishment for these four student-athletes for balancing life in the classroom as well as on the ice and the field.

Posted to the web by Jenna Vogt