GLOUCESTER, Mass.--The American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) has released its second annual AHCA Krampade Division III All-America Scholar listings, and the Adrian College women's hockey team produced five honorees, including:
Brianna Buchanan, Sophomore, Forward (Livonia, Mich./Honeybaked)--Had a breakout campaign that included eight goals, seven assists, 15 points, a 17-plus rating and 51 shots on goal in 28 games played...tallied first career goal in AC uniform on Nov. 5 at Northland...Academic All-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association...biology with a minor in chemistry;
Tory Harshman, Junior, Forward (Owen Sound, Ontario/Etobicoke Jr. Dolphins)--Only Bulldog on this listing to earn both All-NCHA and academic All-NCHA during the 2017-18 season...named to the D3hockey.com National Team of the Week on Nov. 28, 2017...notched 13 goals and 15 assists for 28 total points (second on the team) in her first year suiting up for the Black and Gold after transferring from NCAA Division I Robert Morris University...majoring in criminal justice;
Neysa Miller, Freshman, Forward (Wiliamston, Mich./Lansing Spartans)--Had 3+5=8 scoring totals in 24 contests...first career collegiate point was an assist in her third game, a 5-0 victory at Northland (Nov. 4)...first goal came during her first multi-point outing as part of two goal-effort against Trine (Nov. 11)...a biology (pre-med) major with a minor in psychology;
Maggie Mitter, Sophomore, Forward (Howell, Mich./Honeybaked)--Posted career bests in goals (5), assists (13), points (18), plus/minus rating (+20) and shots on goal (83)...two-year college career includes 9+22=31 scoring totals in 60 appearances with a plus-38 and 137 shots...was academic all-conference...health administration major;
Anna Shepherd, Sophomore, Defenseman (Sugar Land, Texas/Notre Dame Hounds)--Academic All-NCHA choice...contributed four assists, a plus-6 and 19 shots...helped anchor a defensive unit that set school records of 13 shutouts and 1.02 goals-against average...played in a career-best 20 games...studying business management with a minor in economics.
The AHCA recognizes varsity ice hockey players who attained a 3.6 grade-point average each semester and participated in 40 percent of their school's games in the 2017-18 season as "Krampade All American Scholars." The names of 821 Division II-Ill men and women have been announced this week, a month after 489 of their Division I counterparts were revealed. In the first year of this awards program during the 2016-17 season, a total of 1,261 student-athletes reached the 3.60 standard. The 2017-18 total is 1,310. A small number of waivers to the 40 percent participation requirement were granted due to injury or for back-up goaltenders.
"We are extremely proud of this group of student-athletes who have competed at the highest levels of the game on the ice and matched that performance in the classroom," said AHCA executive director Joe Bertagna. "The sport demands a great deal from these athletes so it is a great statement they make, individually and collectively, with their ability to attain this level of academic achievement."
In 2016-17, Adrian had a NCHA-leading nine AHCA/Krampade Scholar All-Americans.
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