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College Hockey America All-Academic Team Announced


(Eleven Earn Student-Athlete of the Year Honor)
HAVERHILL, Mass. College Hockey America Commisioner Robert DeGregorio proudly announced today
that 77 student-athletes have been named to the 2012-13 CHA All-Academic Team. A conference-record eleven student-athletes earned additional distinction as the CHA Student-Athletes of the Year by posting cumulative GPAs of 4.0. Five players from Lindenwood received this honor, as well as three from Mercyhurst, two from RIT and one from Robert Morris. Representing Lindenwood are a pair of defensemen, senior Amy Stober and junior Chelsea Witwicke, sophomore forwards Kendra Broad and Alison Wickenheiser, and freshman goaltender Nicole Hensley. Mercyhurst added their own pair of forwards, seniors Gina Buquet and Lauren Jones, as well as sophomore goalkeeper Julia DiTondo. RIT sophomores Celeste Brown (F) and Ali Binnington (GK) also received Student Athlete of the Year laurels, along with Robert Morris sophomore forward Katelyn Scott. Of the 77 that were recognized as members of the All-Academic Team this season, Robert Morris placed the most with 21. Penn State added 15 players, followed by Syracuse with 12. Four members of the All-Academic Team were also named to the First Team All-Conference, along with six members of the Second All-Conference Team, and one member of the All-Rookie Team. The individual award winners for Player of the Year (Christine Bestland, Mercyhurst), Rookie of the Year (Nicole Hensley, Lindenwood), Sportsman of the Year (Holly Carrie-Mattimoe, Syracuse), and Best Defensive Forward (Margot Scharfe, Syracuse) also made the list. To qualify for the College Hockey America All-Academic Team an individual must post a 3.0 grade point average or higher in all of the academic periods during which her team was actively competing.

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Lindenwood University Mercyhurst University Penn State Robert Morris University RIT Syracuse University

2012-13 College Hockey America All-Academic Team


LINDENWOOD (9): Kendra Broad (So; F; Patrolia, ONT); Katie Erickson (So; D; Elk River, Minn.) Nicole Hensley (Fr; G; Lakewood, Colo.); Lyndsay Kirkham (Fr; F; Cranbrook, BC); Brooke Peden (Fr; D; Minburn, ALB); Jocelyn Slattery (Jr; F; Hugo, Minn.); Amy Stober (Sr; D; Hays, ALB); Alsion Wickenheiser (So; F; Germantown, Md.); Chelsea Witwicke (Jr; D; Roseville, Minn.). MERCYHURST (9): Christine Bestland (Jr; F; Brunkild, MAN); Shelby Bram (So; F; Ste. Anne, MAN); Gina Buquet (Sr; F; Lafayette, La.); Stephanie Ciampa (Sr; G; Peabody, Mass.); Julia DiTondo (Fr; G; Kenmore, N.Y.); Kristine Grenier (So; F; St. Leon, MAN); Lauren Jones (Sr; F; Bloomington, Ill.); Amanda Makela (So; G; Thunder Bay, ONT); Maggie Rothgery (Fr; F; Elyria, Ohio). PENN STATE (15): Jeanette Bateman (Fr; D; Greeley, Colo.); Kate Christoffersen (Sr; F; Trumbull, Conn.); Hannah Hoenshell (Fr; F; Plano, Texas); Jill Holdcroft (Fr; F; Pa. Furnance, Pa.); Paige Jahnke (Fr; D; Roseville, Minn.); Darby Kern (Fr; F; Venetia, Pa.); Emily Laurenzi (Fr; F; Townsend, Del.); Brooke Meyer (Fr; G; Naperville, Ill.); Kendra Rasmussen (Fr; F; Sartell, Minn.); Lindsay Reihl (Sr; D; Cheshire, Conn.); Stephanie Walkom (Fr; D; Moon Township, Pa.); Tess Weaver (So; F; Windber, Pa.); Jenna Welch (Jr; F; Austin, Texas); Sarah Wilkie (Fr; D; Ashby, Mass.); Katie Zinn (Fr; F; Coquitlam, BC); RIT (11): Ali Binnington (So; G; Oakville, ONT); Melissa Bromley (Jr; F; Aurora, ONT); Celeste Brown (So; F; Great Falls, Mont.); Emilee Bulleid (So; D; Waterdown, ONT); Laura Chamberlain (Jr; G; Norco, Calif.); Tenecia Hiller (Sr; F; Brampton, ONT); Katie Hubert (Fr; F; Burlington, ONT); Carly Payerl (Fr; F: Kitchener, ONT); Morgan Scoyne (So; D; Brumbo, ONT); Ariane Yokoyama (Sr; F: Van Nuys, Calif.); Erin Zach (Jr; F; Elmira, ONT). ROBERT MORRIS (21): Delayne Brian (Sr; G; Winnipeg, MAN); Leah Carlson (Fr; D; Copper Center, Alaska); Cobina Delaney (Sr; F; Stittsville, ONT); Kristen DiCiocco (Sr; G; Niagara Falls, ONT); Katie Fergus (So; F; Oakville, ONT); Anissa Gamble (Fr; F: Fredericton, NB); Kelsey Gunn (So; D; Smith Falls, ONT); Thea Imbrogno (Jr; F; Etobicoke, ONT); Jamie Joslin (Sr; D; Richmond Hill, ONT); Jennifer Kindret (Sr; F: Winnipeg, MAN); Courtney Langston (Sr; F: Warrensburgh, Mo.); Anneline Lauziere (Jr; D; St. Thomas, ONT); Dayna Newsom (Sr; F; Oakville, ONT); Brandi Pollock (Jr; D; Virden, MAN); Kristen Richards (Jr; F; Toronto, ONT); Katelyn Scott (So; F; Brighton, Mich.); Kylie St. Louis (Jr; D; Windsor, ONT); Erin Staniewski (So; D; Strathroy, ONT); Kelsey Thomas (Sr; F; Hamilton, ONT); Ashley Vesci (Fr; F; Pittsburgh, Pa.); Courtney Vinet (So; G; Camrose, ALB). SYRACUSE (12): Julie Bengis (Fr; G; Stormville, N.Y.); Kallie Billadeau (Jr; G; Minnetonka, Minn.); Holly Carrie-Mattimoe (Sr; F; Sherwood Park, ONT); Nicole Ferrara (So; F; Winthrop, Mass.); Kaillie Goodnough (So; D; Mannsville, N.Y.); Cara Johnson (Jr; F; Plymouth, Minn.); Julie Knerr (So; F; Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QUE); Brittney Krebs (Jr; D; Marathon, N.Y.); Danielle Leslie (Fr; D; Winnipeg, MAN); Melissa Piacentini (Fr; F; South Weymouth, Mass.); Margot Scharfe (Jr; F; Toronto, ONT); Sadie St. Germain (Jr; F; Ashburnham, Mass.).

2012-13 CHA Student-Athletes of the Year


Kendra Broad Celeste Brown Gina Buquet Lauren Jones Katelyn Scott Alison Wickenheiser Amy Stober Chelsea Witwicke Ali Binnington Julia DiTondo Nicole Hensley Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Forward Defense Defense Goaltender Goaltender Goaltender Lindenwood RIT Mercyhurst Mercyhurst Robert Morris Lindenwood Lindenwood Lindenwood RIT Mercyhurst Lindenwood So. So. Sr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. Exercise Science Sociology Sports Medicine Intelligence Studies Engineering Exercise Science Exercise Science Accounting Finance Biology Exercise Science