BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – July 27, 2018 – A total of 108 student-athletes from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) were honored today as Krampade All American Scholars, as announced by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA). All 17 WCHA programs are represented by outstanding players who attained a 3.6 grade-point average each semester and participated in 40 percent of their school's games during the 2017-18 season (a small number of waivers to the participation requirement were granted due to injury or for back-up goaltenders).
"On behalf of the entire WCHA, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to these tremendous student-athletes," said WCHA Commissioners Bill Robertson (Men's League) and Katie Million (Women's League) in a joint statement. "College athletics is about the total package – playing the sport you love, while setting the foundation for post-graduate success. We are honored that the young men and women who compete in the WCHA represent their schools and league in such remarkable fashion, both athletically and academically."
Added AHCA Executive Director Joe Bertagna: "We are extremely proud of this group of student-athletes who have competed at the highest levels of the game on the ice and matched that performance in the classroom. The sport demands a great deal from these athletes so it is a great statement they make, individually and collectively, with their ability to attain this level of academic achievement."
The full list of 2017-18 Krampade All American Scholars from the WCHA, by institution:
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Austin Beaulieu (So., F, Coral Springs, Fla.); John Teets (Jr., D, Fairbanks, Alaska)
University of Alaska Anchorage
Cam Amantea (Jr., F, Calgary, Alberta); Jarrett Brown (Sr., D, Beaumount, Alberta); Trey de Graaf (Fr., F, Red Deer, Alberta); Alex Jackstadt (Jr., F, Anchorage, Alaska); Tad Kozun (Sr., F, Nipawin, Saskatchewan); Olivier Mantha (Sr., G, La Turque, Quebec); Zac Masson (Fr., F, Newmarket, Ontario); Nolan Nicholas (So., D, Thunder Bay, Ontario); Eric Sinclair (Fr., D, Kenora, Ontario); David Trinkberger (So., D, Landshut, Germany); Jordan Xavier (Fr., F, Calgary, Alberta)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Anton Martinsson (So., G, Klippan, Sweden); Max Newton (Fr., F, Vancouver, British Columbia)
Bemidji State University
Justin Baudry (Jr., D, LaBroquerie, Manitoba); Kyle Bauman (Sr., F, Apopka, Fla.); Paige Beebe (Fr., F, Ham Lake, Minn.); Lauren Bench (RS-Fr., G, Eagan, Minn.); Dan Billett (Jr., D, Higlands Ranch, Colorado); Michael Bitzer (Sr., G, Moorhead, Minn.); Clair DeGeorge (Fr., F, Anchorage, Alaska); Dillon Eichstadt (Jr., D, Bemidji, Minn.); Reilly Fawcett (Sr., F, Proctor, Minn.); Lindsey Featherstone (Fr., F, Woodbury, Minn.); Myles Fitzgerald (Sr., F, Port Alberni, British Columbia); Abby Halluska (So., F, Delano, Minn.); Alexis Joyce (Sr., D, Lakeville, Minn.); Jacqueline Kaasa (So., F, North Hudson, Wis.); Mak Langei (Fr., D, East Grand Forks, Minn.); Haley Mack (So., F, East Grand Forks, Minn.); Sylvia Marolt (Jr., F, Thief River Falls, Minn.); Tommy Muck (So., D, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.); Heather Olson (So., D, Bemidji, Minn.); Kiki Radke (So., F, Hastings, Minn.); Ethan Somoza (Fr., F, Simi Valley, Calif.); Emma Terres (Sr., F/D, New Hope. Minn.); Summer Thibodeau (Sr., F, Maple Grove, Minn.); Kara Werth (Fr., D, Moorhead, Minn.)
Bowling Green State University
Sam Craggs (Fr., F, Elmhurst, Ill.); Connor Ford (Fr., F, Pittsburgh, Pa.); Frédéric Létourneau (So., F, Montréal, Québec); Mitchell McLain (Sr., F, Baxter, Minn.); Carson Musser (Fr., D, Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Ferris State University
Andrew Dorantes (Sr., F, Waterford, Mich.); Tyler Dorantes (Sr., D, Waterford, Mich.); Craig Pefley (RS-So., F, St. Clair, Mich.); Zach Yoder (So., D, Woodstock, Ga.)
Lake Superior State University
Kyle Chatham (Sr., D, Belleville, Ill.); Nick Kossoff (Jr., G, West Des Moines, Iowa); Ryan Renz (Sr., D, Castlegar, British Columbia); Aidan Wright (Sr., D, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario)
Michigan Technological University
Brent Baltus (RS-Sr., F, Nanaimo, British Columbia); Thomas Beretta (So., F, Orangeville, Ontario); Devin Kero (Sr., G, Hancock, Mich.); Mitch Meek (So., D, Victoria, British Columbia); Dylan Steman (Sr., F, Hanover, Minn.)
University of Minnesota
Sydney Baldwin (Sr., D, Minnetonka, Minn.); Emily Brown (Fr., D, Blaine, Minn.); Tianna Gunderson (Jr., F, Roseau, Minn.); Sidney Peters (RS-Sr., G, Geneva, Ill.); Taylor Williamson (Jr., F, Edina, Minn.)
University of Minnesota Duluth
Lynn Astrup (Sr., D, Warroad, Minn.); Ashton Bell (Fr., F, Deloraine, Manitoba); Sydney Brodt (So., F, North Oaks, Minn.); Catherine Daoust (Sr., D, L'Île-Bizard, Québec); Reagan Haley (Jr., F, Red Wing, Minn.); Linnea Hedin (Sr., D, Huddinge, Sweden); Catherine Johnson (So., G, Lakeville, Minn.); Anna Klein (Fr., F, Edina, Minn.); Michelle Löwenhielm (Sr., F, Sollentuna, Sweden); Alison Rodgers (Fr., F, Oswego, N.Y.); Emma Yanko (Jr., F, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
Minnesota State University
Emily Antony (Jr., F, Plymouth, Minn.); Corbin Boyd (Jr., F, Minnetonka, Minn.); Max Coatta (Jr., F, Minnetonka, Minn.); Lindsey Coleman (Sr., F, Burnsville, Minn.); Amanda Conway (Sr., F, Naperville, Ill.); Chloe Crosby (So., G, Lakeville, Minn.); Brittyn Fleming (Fr., F, Oregon, Wis.); Edwin Hookenson (So., D, Lampman, Saskatchewan); Amanda Martin (Sr., F, Peoria, Ariz.); Jack McNeely (Fr., D, Lakeville, Minn.); Sofia Poinar (So., F, Chanhassen, Minn.); McKenzie Sederberg (So., D, Andover, Minn.); Jared Spooner (Fr., F, Bismarck, N.D.); Emma Wittchow (Sr., D, Burnsville, Minn.)
Northern Michigan University
Zach Diamantoni (Sr., F, Boca Raton, Fla.); Robbie Payne (Sr., F, Gaylord, Mich.); Denver Pierce (Jr., F, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.); Mitchell Slattery (Fr., F, Lino Lakes, Minn.); Atte Tolvanen (Jr., G, Vihti, Finland); James Vermeulen (Jr., D, Stony Plain, Alberta)
Ohio State University
Maddy Field (Jr., F, Oakville, Ontario); Rebecca Freiburger (So., F, Rochester, Minn.); Julianna Iafallo (Sr., F, Eden, N.Y.); Jacyn Reeves (Jr., F/D, Holmen, Wis.); Lauren Spring (Sr., F, Kelowna, British Columbia)
St. Cloud State University
Janine Alder (So., G, Zürich, Switzerland); Hannah Bates (Fr., D, Trenton, Mich.); Laura Kluge (Fr., F, Berlin, Germany); Brooke Kudirka (So., F, Omaha, Neb.); Emma Polusny (Fr., G, Mound, Minn.); Hallie Theodosopoulos (So., F/D, Brookings, S.D.)
University of Wisconsin
Breanna Blesi (Fr., G, Maple Grove, Minn.); Grace Bowlby (Fr., D, Edina, Minn.); Alexis Mauermann (So., F, Janesville, Wis.); Presley Norby (So., F, Minnetonka, Minn.)
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About the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Men's League
The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, among the most historic, tradition-rich and successful conferences in all of collegiate athletics, will proudly mark its 67th season of men's competition in 2017-18. The 10-team Division 1 conference consists of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (Chargers), the University of Alaska Anchorage (Seawolves), the University of Alaska (Nanooks), Bemidji State University (Beavers), Bowling Green State University (Falcons), Ferris State University (Bulldogs), Lake Superior State University (Lakers), Michigan Technological University (Huskies), Minnesota State University (Mavericks) and Northern Michigan University (Wildcats). For more information, visit wcha.com.
About the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA)
The Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association will celebrate 20 Years of Excellence during the 2018-19 season. WCHA member institutions have won a record 16 national championships in 19 years since the league's inception in 1999 (including 15 of a possible 18 NCAA titles), while producing seven Patty Kazmaier Award winners, 98 All-Americans and numerous Olympic and national team members. The seven-team NCAA Division 1 conference consists of: Bemidji State University (Beavers), the University of Minnesota (Golden Gophers), the University of Minnesota Duluth (Bulldogs), Minnesota State University (Mavericks), Ohio State University (Buckeyes), St. Cloud State University (Huskies) and the University of Wisconsin (Badgers). For more information, visit www.wcha.com.