The Hockey East Association announced a list of 100 players on Wednesday, (a league record) who were named to the 2011-12 All-Academic Team. All of the players earned a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher during two academic semesters this past season.
Three players earned the distinct honor as Top-Scholar Athletes, and they were Providence’s Andy Balysky, Merrimack’s Ryan Flanigan and Northeastern’s Mike McLaughlin – all three seniors registered a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Also, the league announced five seniors that maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better over the course of four varsity seasons, and they were Vermont’s Matt Marshall, Boston University’s Ryan Ruikka, Balysky, Flanigan and McLaughlin. All five players earned the status Distinguished Scholar.
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