TOWSON, Md. – The Landmark Conference selects 22 senior scholar athletes each year to recognize the top student-athlete in each sport based on academic and athletics.
The honorees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20 and are selected by a committee of Landmark Conference officers, athletics directors, senior woman administrators, faculty athletic representatives, and sports information directors. Chosen at the end of each sport season, the first six honorees will be announced over the next week.
Moravian College’s Aaron Hofmann has been named the Men’s Cross Country Senior Scholar Athlete. Hofmann is the first Greyhound to be selected as a men’s cross country senior scholar athlete.
Hofmann helped the men’s cross country squad to a runner-up finish at the 2018 Landmark Conference Championships where he placed 33rd with a career-best time of 28:19.9 on the 8,000-meter course. He finished his cross country career last weekend at the 2018 NCAA Division III Mideast Regional. Throughout his career, Hofmann has run in 5K, 6K and 8K races in cross country, and he has also participated in the 400-meter, 800-meter, 1,500-meter and mile runs and the 4x400-meter, 4x800-meter and distance medley relays with the indoor and outdoor track & field teams.
Off the course, Hofmann has maintained a 3.96 GPA in accounting. He has made Moravian's Dean’s List six times, and he is a three-time selection to the Landmark Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll and has made the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll a total of seven times while competing in track & field with the 2019 seasons still to come. Hofmann is also part of Moravian’s Amrhein Investment Club, which provides students with unique hands-on experience in managing a portfolio valued at over $1.4 million. Members are divided into four funds, each with specific objectives, and are responsible for evaluating current holdings, monitoring domestic and foreign markets, conducting extensive research, as well as organizing buy/sell presentations. Each year, students are invited to share the club's performance at trustee meetings as well as various alumni events. To provide even broader exposure, Amrhein sponsors trips to New York City, annual shareholder meetings, as well as other venues of interest.
Hofmann is Moravian’s 26th Landmark Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete since the conference began in 2007-08, and he is the first men’s cross country student-athlete to be honored.