BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced that 14 Alaska Anchorage student-athletes earned scholar-athlete awards Monday.
“On behalf of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, I want to extend our sincere congratulations to all of our WCHA Scholar-Athletes for 2018-19,” said Northern Michigan University President and Men’s League Chairman Dr. Erickson. “We are truly fortunate to have an exceptional group of young men attending our institutions and competing in our conference.”
“I’m thrilled to publicly recognize the academic accomplishments of our 84 student-athletes who have maintained a high level of excellence in the classroom while competing at the top level of NCAA hockey,” said WCHA Men’s League Commissioner Bill Robertson. “I also want to salute the successful commitment of our member institutions to the WCHA mission of providing the very best experience, both off and on the ice. Each WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award recipient is a tremendous representative of the Association and its schools; we commend and applaud them all.”
The following UAA players earned WCHA Scholar-Athlete honors: Cam Amantea (Sr., F, Calgary, Alberta); Trey deGraaf (So., F, Red Deer, Alberta); Drake Glover (Fr., F, Anchorage, Ak.); Tomi Hiekkavirta (Jr., D, Helsinki, Finland); Zac Masson (So., F, Newmarket, Ontario); Aaron McPheters (So., D, Anchorage, Ak.); Nolan Nicholas (Jr., D, Thunder Bay, Ontario); Jonah Renouf (Jr., F, Mississauga, Ontario); Nathan Renouf (Jr., F, Mississauga, Ontario); Corey Renwick (Jr., F, Nanoose Bay, B.C.); Nils Rygaard (Sr., F, Norrkoping, Sweden); Eric Sinclair (So., D, Kenora, Ontario); David Trinkberger** (Jr., D, Landshut, Germany); Jordan Xavier (So., F, Calgary, Alberta).
The WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award was developed through member institution Faculty Representatives and approved by the conference membership for the 2005-06 season. To earn recognition as a WCHA Scholar-Athlete, conference-member student-athletes must have completed at least one year of residency at their present institution prior to the current academic year and must also have a grade-point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale for the previous two semesters or three quarters, or may qualify if his overall GPA is at least 3.50 for all terms at his present institution.