June 26, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas – Navy men’s track and field recent graduate Brett Bogaard (Pella, Iowa) and rising senior Thomas Buffone (Freehold, N.J.) were named to the Capital One Academic All-America Second-Team for cross country/track and field by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Bogaard recently graduated with a 3.95 grade-point average as a quantitative economics major. He was named to the Superintendent’s List four times and the Commandant’s List six times in his eight semesters at the Naval Academy. The Pella, Iowa native was named to the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field All-Academic Team in 2013 and 2014.
Bogaard capped off his four-year career at Navy with career-best finishes in the 200m (6th) and 400m dash (5th) at the 2014 Patriot League Indoor Championship. He helped the Mids place first in the 4x400m relay at the Army-Navy Meet.
Buffone, a rising senior and thrower for Navy, has held a perfect 4.0 GPA, while majoring in physics, in his first six semesters at the Naval Academy. He is a two-time Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field All-Academic Team honoree.
Buffone earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors in the outdoor league championship in the hammer throw. He threw an IC4A-qualifying mark of 191-4 (58.33m) to pace the Mids in the event.
Navy's six Capital One Academic All-America honors this year gives the Naval Academy 101 selections all-time, with 68 of them coming since the 1999-00 academic year.