GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota men’s hockey freshmen Cam Johnson, Austin Poganski, Tucker Poolman and Johnny Simonson have been named to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s (NCHC) 2014-15 Academic All-Conference Team for achieving a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better this past season.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must compile a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed a full academic year at their current institution. The NCHC announced the seniors, juniors and sophomores on its academic all-conference team in March. The freshmen were added today upon completion of the 2014-15 academic year.
UND’s four selections ranked third in the eight-team NCHC behind only Omaha and Western Michigan.
The four freshmen recognized today brought UND’s number of 2014-15 academic all-conference honorees to nine, joining seniors Connor Gaarder, Mark MacMillan, and Nick Mattson; junior Zane McIntyre; and sophomore Matt Hrynkiw.
NCHC 2014-15 Academic All-Conference (Freshmen)
Colorado College: None
Denver: Adam Plant
Miami: Louie Belpedio, Scott Dornbrock, Conor Lemirande
Minnesota Duluth: Karson Kuhlman, Jared Thomas
Omaha: Brock Crossthwaite, Grant Gallo, Joel Messner, Luke Nogard, Avery Peterson, David Pope, Jake Randolph, Brian Rideout, Luc Snuggerud, Tyler Vesel
St. Cloud State: Mika Ilvonen, Patrick Russell, Blake WinieckiWestern Michigan: Phil Bridges, John Carpino, Neal Goff, Scott Moldenhauer, Aidan Muir, Willem Nong-Lambert, Paul Stoykewych, Frederik Tiffels