May 18, 2004

'Cats Excel In The Classroom


 

 

MARQUETTE, Mich. - The Northern Michigan Universityhockey team ended the 2003-04 academic year with an overall grade point averageof 2.96.  Nine members of the squad that finished the 2003-04 season on the icewith a 21-16-4 overall record carry a 3.0 GPA or higher.  "We wereextremely happy of our student-athletes progress on and off the ice," DaveShyiak, the associate head coach of the NMU hockey team, said.  "We arehappy that the student-athletes can handle the workload on and off theice." 

The top six 'Cats in the classroom were Matt Maunuwith a 3.73 GPA, Zach Tarkir and Dusty Collins both brought home a 3.61 GPA intheir first year, Kevin Gardner was next on the list with a 3.56 GPA, anotherfreshman Darin Olver scored a 3.52 GPA and Alan Swanson had a 3.46 GPA.

"It is encouraging to see that they have managedtheir time well to achieve academic excellence," Shyiak added.

 



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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