SignUp
Seven of UND's recipients are repeat honorees.
Thirteen named WCHA Scholar-Athletes
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Saturday 02/15/2013 16:24:52 (ET)
by Derek Koenen, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop Files available

GRAND FORKS, N.D. --- The University of North Dakota men's and women's hockey teams combined for 13 student-athletes named to the eighth annual group of Western Collegiate Hockey Association Scholar-Athlete Award recipients for 2012-13.

UND's Shelby Amsley-Benzie (Warroad, Minn.), Andrea Dalen (Honefoss, Norway), Shannon Kaiser (Crookston, Minn.), Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.), Monique Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.), Mary Loken (Roseau, Minn.), Mark MacMillan (Penticton, British Columbia), Nick Mattson (Chanhassen, Minn.), Allison Parizek (Minot, N.D.), Michelle Bonapace-Potvin (Royn-Noranda, Quebec), Dillon Simpson (Edmonton, Alberta), Jordan Slavin (Erie, Colo.) and Tori Williams (The Pas, Manitoba) were named this year's recipients.

"The announcement of our annual WCHA Scholar-Athletes is always a very special time of the year," said WCHA Commissioner Bruce McCleod, Associate Commissioner Sara Martin, Michigan Tech Athletic Director Suzanne Sanregret and Minnesota Duluth Faculty Representative Al Mensinger in a joint statement.

"It is an opportunity for both the Association and our member teams to publically acknowledge the outstanding accomplishments of these young men and women and pay tribute to the amount of time, hard work and dedication each of them put into their already demanding schedules as student-athletes. Achieving this high honor is a  remarkable tribute to every one of them and on behalf of the entire WCHA family, we wish them all the success in the world."

Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux, Loken, Parizek and Slavin are three-time recipients of the distinguished award while Bonapace-Potvin and Simpson are now two-time honorees.

The WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award was developed through Association 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.

Over the first eight years of the award, there have now been 639 WCHA Scholar-Athlete honorees representing all 12 men's-member and all eight women's-member institutions. 

Martin sets the pace for UND at Big Sky Tourney
Head coach Natalie Martinson came to the Ocotillo Golf Resort wanting to see her team improve from its initial showing a year ago at the Big Sky Championship and her UND team got started in the... MORE
Muckenhirn, 10th inning onslaught lead UND to win
CHICAGO, Ill.-- What started as a pitcher's duel ended in a 7-1 win for North Dakota in 10 innings at Chicago State Saturday in Western Athletic Conference play. Behind a gem from starter... MORE
North Dakota drops series finale to Southern Utah
The University of North Dakota softball team was edged, 7-4, by Big Sky Conference leader Southern Utah on Saturday afternoon. MORE
UND tennis falls to Montana, 6-1
The University of North Dakota women's tennis team fell to Montana by a score of 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at Peak Racquet Club in Big Sky Conference action. MORE
Another day, another school record for Clarke
NORWALK, Calif. For the second consecutive day, and for the third time already this spring, Stephanie Clarke has shattered her own school record in the 400-meter dash. MORE
Clarke broke her own 400-meter school record for the second day in a row.
NORWALK, Calif. For the second consecutive day, and for the third time already this spring, Stephanie Clarke has shattered her own school record in...  MORE
Koppinger recorded a personal record in the pole vault and won his flight.
NORWALK, Calif. North Dakota's 3-day, 4-meet journey through Los Angeles concluded today at the Beach Track & Field Invitational at Cerritos...  MORE
Freshman Zach Muckenhirn threw 9.1 innings to earn his second win of the season.
CHICAGO, Ill.-- What started as a pitcher's duel ended in a 7-1 win for North Dakota in 10 innings at Chicago State Saturday in Western Athletic...  MORE
Taylor Hansen had two hits and scored one run in the game against Southern Utah.
The University of North Dakota softball team was edged, 7-4, by Big Sky Conference leader Southern Utah on Saturday afternoon.  MORE
Callie Ronkowski won her singles match against Montana.
The University of North Dakota women's tennis team fell to Montana by a score of 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at Peak Racquet Club in Big Sky Conference...  MORE

advertisement