French earns academic honor.

Former West Kelowna Warriors forward Max French has received one of the highest academic honors in NCAA Div. I athletics.

It was announced June 8 that the graduated captain of the Bentley University Falcons has been named a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic Third Team All-American for the Div. I Men’s At-Large Team. French is the first player from the Bentley hockey program to receive the distinction.

French attained a 3.88 grade-point average this year as he worked towards his Master’s degree in accountancy. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in corporate financing and accounting in just three years. French was one of just five hockey players to earn the honor this year.

In four seasons with the Falcons, the product of West Kelowna tallied 67 goals and 76 assists for 143 points, which ranks him third in goals scored and fifth in points in Falcons history. French played in 193 games with the Warriors, as he posted 67 goals and 82 assists for 149 points, which includes seven game-winning goals in the 2012-13 season.

CoSIDA began the Academic All-America program in 1952 and have honored thousands of student-athletes from various sports across all divisions for their athletic and academic efforts.