Budish, Condon Honored as WCHA Scholar-Athletes

Feb. 14, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS – Two of Minnesota’s top scorers are showing they are just as talented in the classroom as on the ice.

Zach Budish and Nate Condon were both honored by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association this week as WCHA Scholar-Athletes.

The Gophers duo were two of a record 114 student-athletes to earn the title WCHA Scholar-Athletes this season. The award, handed out to both WCHA men’s and women’s conference, is in its eighth year of existence.  This year’s honors are the first for both Budish and Condon.

The WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award was developed through WCHA member team faculty representatives and approved by the conference membership beginning with the 2005-06 season. To earn recognition as a WCHA Scholar-Athlete, conference-member student-athletes must have completed at least one year of residency at their present institution prior to the current academic year and must also have a grade-point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale for the previous two semesters or three quarters, or may qualify if his/her overall GPA is at least 3.50 for all terms at his or her present institution.

Budish, a business and marketing education major, is sixth on Minnesota’s roster this season in scoring with 25 points (nine goals, 16 assists). The team’s captain as a redshirt junior in 2012-13, Budish has 83 points (30 goals, 53 assists) in 117 career games. The forward is also a plus-34 for his career.

Condon, an accounting and finance major, ranks fifth on the team in scoring this season with 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists). In 106 career games, the junior forward has 73 points (29 goals, 44 assists) and is a plus-29 for his career.

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