BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – Alaska Anchorage defenseman Eric Sinclair was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team the league announced Thursday.
Sinclair paced rookie defensemen with 41 blocked shots in league games, tied for first with two goals and was tops with 40 shots on goal (he also added four assists for six points). The Kenora, Ontario, native was the only Seawolf to play in all 34 games this season.
Sinclair is the ninth Seawolf to earn WCHA All-Rookie Team honors and the first since Wyatt Ege in 2016.
The WCHA All-Rookie team is voted on by the head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players.
Alaska Anchorage had 16 student-athletes named to the WCHA All-Academic Team. This year’s 16 honorees are the most since 2013-14 when the Seawolves also had 16.
The following Seawolves earned WCHA All-Academic Team honors; Cam Amantea (Jr., F, Calgary, Alberta); Matt Anholt (Sr., F, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan); Austin Azurdia (Sr., F, Wenatchee, Wash.); Jarrett Brown (Sr., D, Beaumount, Alberta); Nicolas Erb-Ekholm (Jr., F, Malmö, Sweden); Tomi Hiekkavirta (So., D, Helsinki, Finland); Alex Jackstadt (Jr., F, Anchorage, Alaska); Tanner Johnson (Sr., D, Castlegar, British Columbia); Tad Kozun (Sr., F, Nipawin, Saskatchewan); Olivier Mantha (Sr., G, La Turque, Quebec); Nolan Nicholas (So., D, Thunder Bay, Ontario); Jonah Renouf (Jr., F, Mississauga, Ontario); Nathan Renouf (Jr., F, Mississauga, Ontario); Corey Renwick (So., F, Nanoose Bay, British Columbia); Nils Rygaard (Jr., F, Norrköping, Sweden); David Trinkberger (So., D, Landshut, Germany)
To earn recognition as a member of the WCHA All-Academic Team, student-athletes must have completed one year of eligibility at their present institution prior to the current academic year, have a grade-point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale) for the previous two semesters or three quarters, or may qualify if overall GPA is at least 3.0 for all terms at the present institution.