The American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA ) is once again recognizing varsity ice hockey players who attained a 3.6 GPA each semester and participated in 40% of their school's games in the 2017-18 season as "Krampade All American Scholars." The names of 821 Division II-Ill men and women are being released today, a month after 489 of their Division I counterparts were announced. In the first year of this program a year ago, a total of 1,261 athletes reached this standard. The 2017-18 total is 1,310. A small number of waivers to the 40% participation requirement was granted due to injury or for back-up goal tenders.
"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," said AHCA executive director Joe Bertagna. "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 following "All American Scholars " from the Division Ill ranks should be singled out as they also attained AHCA/CCM All American status on the ice:
Women's First Team CCM All American
Carly Moran, Senior Forward, Wisconsin-River Falls
Haley Nielsen, Junior Defenseman, Wisconsin-River Falls
Sam Walther, Senior Goaltender, Hamilton College
Men's Second Team CCM All American
Connor Rodericks, Sophomore Goaltender, Connecticut College
Women's Second Team CCM All American
Sarah Bobrowski, Senior Forward, Hamline University
Allison Borgstrom, Senior Forward, University of St. Thomas
Kelcey Crawford, Senior Goaltender, Elmira College
Kayla Griffith, Senior Defenseman, Lake Forest College
Bek Lucas, Senior Forward, Neumann University
Alex Toupal, Senior Forward, Amherst College
Men's Third Team CCM All American
Ryan Bloom, Sophomore Forward, University of New England
Evan Buitenhuis, Senior Goaltender, Hamilton College
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