Austin Hervey Named One of 15 Semifinalists for BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award

Austin Hervey is one of only two NCAA Division III student-athletes among the semifinalists. (Action photos by Mike Dickie; graphic by Patrick Stewart)
Austin Hervey is one of only two NCAA Division III student-athletes among the semifinalists. (Action photos by Mike Dickie; graphic by Patrick Stewart)

HHA Foundation release

MINNEAPOLIS--Adrian College men's hockey student-athlete Austin Hervey (Brighton, Mich./ Indiana Ice, USHL) has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the 2017 Hockey Humanitarian Award. That announcement was made late Thursday by the Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation through media and marketing partner U.S. College Hockey Online.

The Foundation and its long-time lead sponsor BNY Mellon Wealth Management present the award annually to male or female college hockey's finest citizen — a student-athlete who makes significant contributions not only to his or her team, but also to the community-at-large through leadership in volunteerism. The award symbolizes true humanitarian spirit.

Finalists will be announced in February. The 2017 recipient will be recognized in a ceremony on Friday, April 7, as part of Frozen Four weekend in Chicago.

Hervey, a forward who majors in accounting with a minor in mathematics, is the only Northern Collegiate Hockey Association representative and one of just two NCAA Division III players on the final-15 Award list. He emerged from an overall field of more than 75 submissions, and is among the final 11 on the men's side.

In the classroom, Hervey is a two-time Academic All-NCHA pick and College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America nominee, Hervey carries a 3.8 cumulative grade-point average. He has made the Dean's List every semester at Adrian.

Hervey is an active member of both the College and greater Adrian communities. He has served a variety of charitable organizations during his time with the Bulldogs, including Cash Mob fundraiser with Goodwill Industries of Lenawee County, skating coach volunteer for the Adrian Youth Hockey Association, "Learn to Skate" instructor and the Movemeber Foundation, leading the planning and organizing of donations collected by Adrian College Men's Ice Hockey. In addition, he has worked several contest management events as a public address announcer. 

A native of Brighton, Mich., Hervey has appeared in 88 games for Adrian during his collegiate career, amassing 24 goals and 24 assists for 48 total points.

As a senior, Hervey has scored five goals and assisted on five others for 10 points in 16 contests. He is averaging almost a point in NCHA games only with nine (4g, 5a) in 11 appearances.

During his junior campaign, Hervey registered 11 goals and nine assists for 20 points--all career highs. He was named to the Harris Cup All-Tournament Team after a terrific conference postseason that included three goals, 13 shots and a plus-6 rating, and he helped the Bulldogs to their second-straight NCHA championship.

Since 1996, the foundation board solicits nominations from every college varsity hockey program in the country, male and female, in Divisions I to III.

Air Force's Chris Dylewski was the 2016 recipient.

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