Hausmann wins state AAA awardAndrew Hausmann has done something no other Rosemount student has ever accomplished. Last weekend, Hausmann was named the boys Class 2A winner of the state Triple-A award, the first time any Rosemount student has won the state award.
By: Brian Hall, Rosemount Town Pages
Rosemount senior Andrew Hausmann has accomplished many things during his high school career.
Hausmann has been a standout on the Irish football team and boys track and field team.
Now he has done something no other Rosemount student has ever accomplished.
Last weekend, Hausmann was named the boys Class 2A winner of the state Triple-A award, the first time any Rosemount student has won the state award.
“I was amazed,” Hausmann said. “There are so many deserving people there, not only are they involved in so many aspects of school but they are also high-level, like in a one-act play or winning championships. I was absolutely blown out of the water. I was not expecting it. It’s a great honor.”
Continuing a stellar senior year, Hausmann won the Section 3 award earlier and was named the boys state winner at the state boys basketball tournament last weekend at Target Center.
The award, handed out by the Minnesota State High School League, recognizes excellence in academics, athletics and the arts.
It shouldn’t come as a shock to followers of Hausmann and Rosemount sports.
A true student-athlete, Hausmann announced as part of national signing day in February that he will attend school at Cornell next year and will be part of the school’s football team.
Hausmann had the luxury of deciding between two Ivy League schools. He chose to play football at Cornell over competing in track and field at Harvard. He plans to major in engineering.
“It was a very tough decision,” Hausmann said. “I loved Harvard and Cornell. Either way it was going to be hard to let football or track go. It was the people at Cornell, the coaches there. They were amazing and it seemed like the program is up-and-coming and has some vitality in it. I didn’t want to go to a program already at the top. I wanted to be a part of a program building something with a sense of direction.”
One of the top students in his class, Hausmann was Rosemount’s second-leading rusher with 1,008 yards as a running back for the football team. Hausmann was also honored as an Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year, the only recipient this year from Minnesota.
The award is passed out to recognize “varsity high school football players who show outstanding athletic performance, strong leadership, and the will to win in the Red Zone,’ according to the award’s web site.
“Hausmann is Hausmann,” Irish football coach Jeff Erdmann said of Hausmann at the signing day event. “When you say Hausmann, everyone knows what that means. It’s quality. In every aspect of his life, whether its choir, band, academics, its Hausmann.”
Hausmann is back for another spring with the Irish boys track and field team. He is a returning all-state athlete as a sprinter and jumper for Rosemount. He also is involved in band, choir and competitive weightlifting, as well as serving as the vice president for the national honor society.
Selecting the Triple-A winners is a multi-level process.
Each school nominates a boy and girl for the Triple-A award. The nominees each compete in their section and the section winners advance against other section winners for the state award. To qualify for the award, students must hold at least a B grade-point average and participate in high school league sponsored athletic or arts activities.
Hausmann receives a $4,000 scholarship for winning the award.
A whirlwind year just keeps going for Hausmann.
“It’s all been happening so fast,” Hausmann said of his senior year. “I haven’t really had time to sit down and think about it. I’m always go, go, go. I just hope to do my best in all things, and at the end of the day I hope I can be proud of what I’ve done.”