AUSTIN, Texas – Colorado School of Mines’ Chaney Brugman was crowned a CoSIDA Academic All-American on Thursday morning thanks to her outstanding combination of play and scholarship in 2020-21.
Brugman’s second-team nod is the first of her career after she helped the Orediggers go 7-0-3 during the spring season. Academic All-Americans are sophomores or above with a 3.3 or higher GPA and were named CoSIDA Academic All-District as well. Brugman’s selection came following a vote of sports information directors from across the country. She is the eighth Oredigger touting the program’s 12th such honor, and the first since Jennifer Kendall went back-to-back in 2017 and 2018.
The senior midfielder earned her degree in mechanical engineering in May while serving as Mines’ captain. Her efforts in 2020-21 alone netted Brugman First-Team All-RMAC and RMAC First-Team All-Academic honors this spring, as well as United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-West honors on May 20. Starting nine times, Brugman scored four goals with two assists, finishing her Mines career with 10 goals and five assists. Additional career accolades for the Trophy Club, Texas, native include RMAC Academic Honor Roll in 2018 followed by RMAC All-Tournament, RMAC First-Team All-Academic and the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award in 2019.