MARQUETTE, Mich. – Junior goaltender Jared Coreau, of the Northern Michigan University hockey team, has been named NMU's Student-Athlete Scholar of the Month for January by the Athletic Council.
Coreau, a native of Perth, Ontario, is majoring in accounting/corporate finance and holds a 3.63 grade point average. He was nominated by Larry G. Pagel Ph.D. a professor in the college of business.
"Jared was an outstanding student in my Managerial Communication (MGT 344) class during the Fall 2012 semester" Pagel said. "He attended every class session when the hockey players were not at away games, he actively participated in class and group discussion and he was a leader within his group.
"Jared is an excellent writer and speaker, and he received one of the highest grades in the class. He impressed me with his integrity, honesty, ability to communicate, ability to lead, and his ability to work with other students. Jared willingly assisted others, asked intelligent questions, and was one of the first to complete assignments. It was a privilege to meet and work with Jared in class.
"Jared is active outside of class as well. He is one of the leaders on the hockey team and is spearheading the 'Pink Wave' at the hockey game against Ferris State in February. The purpose of the 'Pink Wave' was to help raise money for breast cancer. Jared has also assisted with team functions, including going to area elementary schools to meet with students.
"Jared is an impressive young individual who cares for others and will contribute greatly to NMU and whatever organization he connects with after graduation."
Coreau started all 38 games between the pipes for the Wildcats in 2012-13 and held a 2.70 goals against average and 91.9 save percentage. He was twice named Central Collegiate Hockey Association Goaltender of the Week and had a season-high 50 saves in a 3-1 win against Lake Superior State.
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