Athletes recognized for academic excellence

Thursday, September 28, 2006

  • Five Huskies were chosen to receive the inaugural Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Scholar Athlete Award. To earn recognition, honorees needed a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for the prior two semesters. The elite student athlete hockey players honored by the WCHA: junior forward Denelle Maguet, human resources management, Ste. Rose, Mant.; sophomore forward Laura Fast, Calgary, Alberta, elementary education; junior forward Bobbie Anderson, Whitehorse, Alberta; junior forward Nate Raduns, Sauk Rapids, economics; and sophomore defender Matt Stephenson, Midland, Ontario.
  • SCSU placed a record number of student-athletes on the 2006 WCHA All-Academic team with 16 men and 13 women chosen for league honors. To be eligible student-athletes needed a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • The SCSU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have been named 2006 All-America Academic teams by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The women’s swim team, sporting a 3.3 team GPA, ranks fourth in NCAA Division II. The SCSU men, with a 2.9 team GPA, rank 13th.
  • Three student-athletes were named to the 10-member 2005-06 North Central Conference Men’s All- Academic team. Honored Huskies were senior tennis player Tony Larson, Long Prairie, a physical education major; senior golfer Chris Little, Elk River, an accounting major; and sophomore tennis player Sebastain Adlerstein, Concepción, Chile, an international business major. The team, chosen from golf, tennis, wrestling and swimming and diving teams, has a combined grade point average of 3.55.

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