NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey candidates announced for 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
October 06, 2011
OVERLAND PARK, KS – Twenty NCAA® men’s ice hockey student-athletes who excel both on and off the ice were selected as candidates today for the 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The 2012 candidate class includes three student-athletes who participated in last year’s national semifinals and championship and one first-team U. S. College Hockey Online (USCHO) and American Collegiate Hockey Association All-American. Eleven of the 20 have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better. Eleven of the candidates play for teams ranked in the USCHO.com preseason top 20 poll. Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award® winner during the 2012 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four®, which will be held April 5 and 7 in Tampa.
The 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, Division I men’s coaches and fans who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
Hockey 2011-12 Candidates
|Chad Billins||Defender||Ferris State|
|Tommy Cross||Defender||Boston College|
|Mike Daly||Defender||Holy Cross|
|Matt Di Girolamo||Goaltender||New Hampshire|
|Sean Duddy||Defender||Ohio State|
|Brad Eidsness||Goaltender||North Dakota|
|Chris Haltigin||Defender||Rochester Institute of Technology|
|Drew LeBlanc||Forward||St. Cloud State|
|Sean Lorenz||Defender||Notre Dame|
|Cody Reichard||Goaltender||Miami (Ohio)|
|Ian Slater||Forward||Western Michigan|
|Paul Weisgarber||Forward||Air Force|