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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Vlaisavljevich honored by WCHA

Compiled by MiCHO Staff

Michigan Tech senior defenseman Eli Vlaisavljevich was the Huskies lone award winner at Thursday’s WCHA Awards Banquet and Ceremony held at the RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minn.

Vlaisavljevich was honored as a member of the All-WCHA Academic Team and also tabbed as the WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year.

The senior from Shoreview, Minn., has been named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete three times and to the All-WCHA Academic Team three times during his collegiate career at Michigan Tech.

He currently carries a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average in Bio Medical Engineering and is a candidate for a Rhodes Scholarship.

In addition, Vlaisavljevich is also among 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for 2009-10, has been awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship and the Michigan Tech’s Provost Award for Scholarship, and was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team.

He helps in several elementary classrooms, is a mentor with the Michigan Tech Athletics Koaches Kids Program and volunteers with the Copper Country Junior Hockey Association.

Vlaisavljevich appeared in 111 career games for the Huskies with 10 points (3g, 7a).

Photo courtesy of Michigan Tech Athletics

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