FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Eleven outstanding student-athletes have been designated as their team's 2012-13 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be chosen from the group of nominees with the winner announced at the 2013 CCHA Awards on Friday, March 22.
2012-13 CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Nominees
Name, Cl, Pos., Team, Major
Adam Henderson, Sr., F, Alaska, Master's Business Administration
Ryan Carpenter, So., F, Bowling Green, Accounting
Jason Binkley, So., D, Ferris State, Business Administration
Kevin Kapalka, Jr., G, Lake Superior, Finance and Economics
Steven Spinell, Sr., D, Miami, Finance
Luke Moffatt, Jr., F, Michigan, Business
Greg Wolfe, Jr., F, Michigan State, Supply Chain Management
Kory Kaunisto, Sr., F, Northern Michigan, Finance
Peter Schneider, So., F, Notre Dame, Economics/Business
Max McCormick, So., F, Ohio State, Finance
Chase Balisy, Jr., F, Western Michigan, Finance
The faculty athletic representative at each school, in consultation with the head coach, selected the institution's Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Each school's Scholar-Athlete of the Year serves as the school's nominee for CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Nominees must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 through the fall term of the selection year to be eligible for the CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, which is selected by the 11 faculty athletic representatives. Voting is based on a system that awards five points for a first-place vote, three points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.
The 2013 CCHA Awards will be held on Friday, March 22 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. The event is open to the public and tickets are $25. The evening begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Awards Show at 7:35. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling the CCHA office at (248) 888-0600.
The 2013 CCHA Championship is March 23-24 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Visit CCHA.com for tickets and more information.
Previous CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Winners
2011-12 - Chad Billins, SR, D, Ferris State
2010-11 - Carter Camper, SR, F, Miami
2009-10 - Dion Knelsen, SR, F, Alaska
2008-09 - Jordan Pearce, SR, G, Notre Dame
2007-08 - Jeff Lerg, JR, G, Michigan State
2006-07 - Michael Eickman, SR, D, Nebraska-Omaha
2005-06 - Michael Eickman, JR, D, Nebraska-Omaha
2004-05 - Cory McLean, SR, F, Notre Dame
Prior to the 2004-05 season, the conference selected an All-Academic Team.
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