Eleven outstanding student-athletes have been designated as their team’s 2011-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be chosen from the group of nominees with the winner announced at the 2012 CCHA Awards on Thursday, March 15.
2011-12 CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Nominees
Adam Henderson, Jr., Forward, Alaska, Business Administration
Cam Wojtala, So., Forward, Bowling Green, Biology
Chad Billins, Sr., Defenseman, Ferris State, Marketing
Kyle Pobur, Sr., Forward/Defenseman, Lake Superior State, Business Admin.-Marketing
Alden Hirschfeld, Sr., Forward, Miami, Management & Organizations
Jeff Rohrkemper, Jr., Forward, Michigan, History
Brock Shelgren, Sr., Defenseman, Michigan State, Finance
Jared Coreau, So., Goaltender, Northern Michigan, Accounting
Mike Johnson, Jr., Goaltender, Notre Dame, Sociology/Computer Applications
Sean Duddy, Sr., Defenseman, Ohio State, Finance
Chase Balisy, So., Forward, Western Michigan, Business
The faculty athletic representative at each school, in consultation with the head coach, selected the institution’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Each school’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year serves as the school’s nominee for CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Nominees must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 through the fall term of the selection year to be eligible for the CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, which is selected by the 11 faculty athletic representatives. Voting is based on a system that awards five points for a first-place vote, three points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.
Previous CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Winners
2010-11 - Carter Camper, SR, F, Miami
2009-10 - Dion Knelsen, SR, F, Alaska
2008-09 - Jordan Pearce, SR, G, Notre Dame
2007-08 - Jeff Lerg, JR, G, Michigan State
2006-07 - Michael Eickman, SR, D, Nebraska-Omaha
2005-06 - Michael Eickman, JR, D, Nebraska-Omaha
2004-05 - Cory McLean, SR, F, Notre Dame
Prior to the 2004-05 season, the conference selected an All-Academic Team.