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Rhett Rakhshani

School

University of Denver

Position
Forward
Major
Management
G
21
A
29
PTS
50
+/-
+12

Classroom

Rakhshani is a two-time All-WCHA Academic team honoree who carries a 3.44 cumulative grade point average.  He is very involved in his classes and represented DU at the 2008 NCAA Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL.  In addition, he volunteers his time for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.  He has earned multiple Dean’s List honors during his nine quarters at the University of Denver.

Character

Rakhshani was named team captain for the 2009-10 season by his teammates for his strong leadership skills.  He is a two-time alternate captain and two-time winner of DU’s Dr. Ken Bredesen Award as the team’s most sportsmanlike athlete. 

Community

Rakhshani is one of DU’s most involved student-athletes in the community.  He volunteers his time with the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family.  He also volunteers with the Jr. Pioneers Hockey Program and visits hospitals in Denver and California. 

Competition

In his first three years at the University of Denver, Rakhshani has led the Pioneers to a 70-41-10 record and two NCAA Tournament appearances.  In 2009, he became the 90th member of the Pioneer Century Club for 100-point scorers.  He is DU’s active points leader with 102.  Additionally, Rakhshani earned All-WCHA third-team honors as a junior and helped Team USA to a fourth-place finish at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championships.