DALLAS, Texas – Free safety Cav Koch (Dallas, Texas), offensive tackle Mike McCabe (Watertown, Conn.), punter Corey Page (Tampa, Fla.) and quarterback Mark Tolzien (Rolling Meadows, Ill.), who were all seniors on the 2011 Holy Cross football team, have been selected to the 2012 Hampshire Honor Society, as announced by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. The team is comprised of graduating seniors from schools across the country who were starters or key reserves and maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20. A total of 721 players from 232 schools across the country were selected to this year's Honor Society.
Koch has a 3.44 grade point average in political science, and was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll four times during his career. He started all 11 games at free safety in 2011, and ranked seventh on the team with 37 total tackles, including 32 solo stops. Koch also recorded one interception, one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups during the 2011 campaign. Over the course of his Holy Cross career, Koch totaled 82 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and six pass breakups in 31 games played.
McCabe owns a 3.61 grade point average in classics, and was chosen to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team three times. He is also a two-time Academic All-Patriot League selection, and has been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll five times. McCabe was selected first team All-Patriot League and first team All-New England in 2011, marking the third straight year he earned All-Conference honors and the second consecutive season has was named All-Region. He started all 11 games for the Crusaders at left tackle this year, as the leader of an offensive line which paved the way for Holy Cross to average 22.9 points and 400.9 yards of total offense per game. McCabe and the offensive line also allowed just 21 sacks this season, while the team attempted 431 passes (just one sack for every 21.5 times the team dropped back to pass). During his time at Holy Cross, he played in 47 career games with 36 starts along the offensive line, including a streak of 34 consecutive starts to end his career.
Page carries a 3.28 grade point average in history, and was selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll twice in his career. He was named first team All-Patriot League in 2011, after playing in 10 games and attempting every one of the team's punts on the season. Page punted 41 times for 1,538 yards this year, to rank third in the conference with an average of 37.5 yards per punt. He dropped 12 of his punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line, and had four punts of over 50 yards. Page's punting helped allow the team to give up just 34 punt return yards all season, for a net average of 35.7 yards per punt.
Tolzien has a 3.38 grade point average in sociology, and was selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll two times. One of Holy Cross' team captains during the 2011 season, Tolzien was the holder on extra points and field goals in addition to serving as the backup quarterback. He also appeared in four games at quarterback during the 2010 campaign, completing 16 of 25 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns without an interception.
The Crusaders finished the 2011 campaign with an overall record of 6-5, while placing second in the Patriot League with a 3-2 mark in conference games. Holy Cross posted a winning record for the seventh straight season.