COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's ice hockey fifth-year seniors Thomas Flack (Toronto, Ontario/Saint Michael's Buzzers) and Sel Narby (Huntington, N.Y./Connecticut Junior Rangers) were among 82 student-athletes across seven sports selected for a Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference honor for the winter athletic season. The duo was among 12 men's ice hockey players recognized.
Flack landed his second career NE10 Academic All-Conference laurel, also earning acclaim in 2019-20, and becomes the sixth Purple Knight to nab the honor multiple times. Narby claimed his first academic all-conference nod and is the seventh student-athlete in program history to receive NE10 All-Conference and NE10 Academic All-Conference recognition for the same season, having been placed on the all-league first team this winter.
The 12-man NE10 Academic All-Conference team matches the largest ever, with five teams claiming multiple spots. Purple Knights have now earned the laurel 26 times in the past 14 seasons.
Flack registered five goals and nine assists while taking second on the team in both faceoff victories (164) and winning percentage (56.0%). The forward picked up 13 of his 14 points in conference play, including scoring two early goals in a 3-2 win over Saint Anselm College on Jan. 4 before collecting three points in a 9-1 triumph against Southern New Hampshire University on Feb. 4.
Flack carries a 3.923 cumulative grade-point average as a double major in business administration and accounting. He has landed on the NE10 Academic Honor Roll eight times, claimed a Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award on three occasions, and was twice an American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All American Scholar.
Narby led all NE10 defensemen in assists (17) and points (24) while standing second in goals (7). After totaling a league-best 28 points in 2019-20, landing NE10 Defensive Player of the Year honors in the process, Narby paced NE10 blue liners in scoring in back-to-back seasons, an achievement last reached by Stonehill College's Brett Smith in 2004-05 and 2005-06. An assistant captain, Narby was a semifinalist for the Joe Concannon Award, recognizing the top men's ice hockey player at an NCAA Division II or III New England institution, for the second time. In 98 career games, he recorded 22 goals, 53 assists and 75 points with 11 power-play goals. Narby will graduate with the most power-play goals ever by a Purple Knight defender.
Narby totes a 3.421 GPA as a double major in economics and accounting. The three-time NE10 All-Conference student-athlete has landed on the NE10 Academic Honor Roll eight times.
The NE10 Academic All-Conference teams are chosen by a vote of committee of athletic administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR). To be eligible for selection to the academic all-conference teams, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) participated in at least half of the team's competitions and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative GPA; and 3) completed at least one academic year at their current institution.