|by Ian Marks, assistant director, athletic
communications and marketing
The Western Collegiate Hockey Association recently
announced that five Michigan Tech hockey players were
among of 90 male and female student-athletes to receive
WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award.
Corson Cramer (mechanical engineering) and Bennett
Royer (business administration) are two-time award
recipients. Jordan Baker (business administration),
Kevin Genoe (civil engineering) and Brett Olson
(exercise science) earned the award for the first time.
To earn recognition as a WCHA Scholar-Athlete,
student-athletes must have completed at least one year
of residency at their present institution prior to the
current academic year and have earned a grade-point
average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale.
"The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is both
thrilled and exceptionally proud to announce this group
of men's and women's WCHA Scholar-Athletes for the
2010-11 season," said WCHA commissioner Bruce McLeod,
associate commissioner Sara Martin, University of
Alaska-Anchorage faculty representative Steve Strom
(chair, men's league) and University of North Dakota
faculty representative Sue Jeno (chair, women's league)
in a joint statement.
"This annual announcement of our scholar-athletes has
become one of the highlights for the entire Western
Collegiate Hockey Association family of
student-athletes, coaches and administrators and gives
us an opportunity to showcase the fact that along with
being great athletes on the ice, these honorees are
truly exceptional students off the ice. Together, they
represent the very best in collegiate athletics."
Michigan Tech's group of WCHA Scholar-Athletes will
be recognized and honored on-ice with a commemorative
plaque during the North Dakota series.