Men’s ice hockey candidates announced for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award

January 29, 2016

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (January 29, 2016) – Twenty of the top NCAA® men’s ice hockey student-athletes who excel both on and off the ice were selected as candidates today for the 2015-16 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate hockey.

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 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 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists in February, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Frozen Final Four® in April.

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Erik Miner
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An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring. Premier Sports Management manages the award.

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Hockey 2015-16 Candidates

Name Position School
Kyle Criscuolo Forward Harvard
Ralph Cuddemi Forward Canisius College
Simon Denis Defenseman Ferris State University
Theo Di Pauli von Treuheim Forward Union College
Steven Fogarty Forward University of Notre Dame
Andrew Gladiuk Forward Bentley University
David Glen Forward Penn State
Christian Hilbrich Forward Cornell
Jake Hildebrand Goaltender Michigan State
Soren Jonzzon Forward Quinnipiac
Luke Juha Defenseman Penn State
Alexander Kuqali Defense RIT
Zac Lynch Forward Robert Morris University
Rob O’Gara Defensemen Yale University
Jamie Phillips Goaltender Michigan Tech
Ethan Prow Defense St. Cloud State University
Tyson Spink Forward Colgate
Jimmy Vesey Forward Harvard
Travis Walsh D Michigan State
Tyson Wilson Defense Robert Morris University