Fifteen Gophers Named To All-WCHA Academic Team

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A record of 146 student-athletes, representing all 12 Western Collegiate Hockey Association-member institutions, earned distinction as members of the men's 2011-12 All-WCHA Academic Team as announced by the conference office.

Fifteen of those recognized are Minnesota Golden Gophers.

To earn recognition as a member of the All-WCHA Academic Team, member team student-athletes must meet the following criteria: 1) have completed one year of residency at present institution, prior to the current academic year; and 2) have a grade point average of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) for the previous two semesters or three quarters.

Minnesota players earning All-WCHA Academic Team distinction are Mark Alt, *Zach Budish, Nate Condon, Jake Hansen, Seth Helgeson, Justin Holl, *Jake Kremer, Jared Larson, *Nick Larson, *Taylor Matson, *Kent Patterson, *Nico Sacchetti, Nate Schmidt, Tom Serratore and Chris Student.

* Indicates a repeat honoree

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This is what being a STUDENT athlete is about. Excellence both on the ice and in the classroom. Congratulations to coach Lucia and the entire Gopher Hockey program.