March 7, 2012

CCHA Announces Team of Scholar-Athletes

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Eleven outstanding student-athletes have been designated as their team’s 2011-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  The CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be chosen from the group of nominees with the winner announced at the 2012 CCHA Awards, presented by RBC Financial Group, on Thursday, March 15.

2011-12 CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Nominees

Adam Henderson

Jr.

Forward

Alaska

Business Administration

Cam Wojtala

So.

Forward

Bowling Green

Biology

Chad Billins

Sr.

Defenseman

Ferris State

Marketing

Kyle Pobur

Sr.

F/D

Lake Superior

Business Admin. – Marketing

Alden Hirschfeld

Sr.

Forward

Miami

Management & Organizations

Jeff Rohrkemper

Jr.

Forward

Michigan

History

Brock Shelgren

Sr.

Defenseman

Michigan State

Finance

Jared Coreau

So.

Goaltender

Northern Michigan

Accounting

Mike Johnson

Jr.

Goaltender

Notre dame

Sociology/Computer Applications

Sean Duddy

Sr.

Defenseman

Ohio State

Finance

Chase Balisy

So.

Forward

Western Michigan

Business


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 CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, which is selected by the 11 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.

The 2012 CCHA Awards will be held on Thursday, March 15 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.  The event is open to the public and tickets are $15. The evening begins with a social hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling the CCHA office at (248) 888-0600.

Previous CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Winners

2010-11 - Carter Camper, SR, F, Miami

2009-10 - Dion Knelsen, SR, F, Alaska

2008-09 - Jordan Pearce, SR, G, Notre Dame

2007-08 - Jeff Lerg, JR, G, Michigan State

2006-07 - Michael Eickman, SR, D, Nebraska-Omaha

2005-06 - Michael Eickman, JR, D, Nebraska-Omaha

2004-05 - Cory McLean, SR, F, Notre Dame

Prior to the 2004-05 season, the conference selected an All-Academic Team.

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