March 10, 2009
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Derek May, from the Northern Michigan University hockey team, has been designated as NMU’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He is one of 12 student-athletes from Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) schools to be nominated.
The CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be chosen from the group of nominees with the winner announced at the 2009 CCHA Awards, presented by RBC Financial Group, on Thursday, March 19. May is a senior, defenseman from White Rock, B.C. and is majoring in entrepreneurship. He is currently carrying a 3.76 grade-point average in the classroom.
The faculty athletic representative at each school, in consultation with the head coach, selected the institution’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Each school’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year serves as the school’s nominee for CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Nominees must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 through the fall term of the selection year to be eligible for the CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, which is selected by the 12 faculty representatives. Voting is based on a system that awards five points for a first-place vote, three points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.
On the ice, May has appeared in 33 games with a goal, five assists for six points.
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