WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Thirteen student-athletes on the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team were named to the 2010-11 WHEA All-Academic Team, as announced Wednesday afternoon by Hockey East. The total of 13 student-athletes is the highest by the Wildcats in the nine-year history of the league; the previous best was 12 in the 2007-08 season.
Senior forward Molly Morrison (South Burlington, Vt.) received further distinction with her selection to the HEA Academic All-Star Team, which acknowledges the top grade-point-averages by position (three forwards, two defensemen, one goaltender).
Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) was also given special recognition as a Distinguished Scholar, which means the senior goaltender recorded a 3.0 or better GPA every semester during her four-year career.
Julie Allen (Brampton, Ontario) was the other UNH senior feted and Sarah Cuthbert (East Falmouth, Mass.) was the lone junior representative for the Wildcats. This marked the first Hockey East All-Academic Team honor for both players.
The sophomores who made the grade in 2010-11 were Katie Brock (Marblehead, Mass.), Kailey Chappell (Pickering, Ontario), Bryanna Farris (Carleton Place, Ontario), Paige Goloubef (Oakville, Ontario), Kristine Horn (Utica, Mich.) and Brittany Skudder (Plainview, N.Y.). It is the second All-Academic Team honor for both Brock and Skudder.
The freshmen triumvirate of Hannah Armstrong (Aurora, Ontario), Nicole Gifford (Peterborough, Ontario) and Arielle O'Neill (St. Catharines, Ontario) were the other three 'Cats named to this year's All-Academic Team.
Hockey East announced 86 student-athletes were named to the 2010-11 WHEA All-Academic Team. Each student-athlete achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 in every academic semester in which she competed during the 2010-11 season.
2010-11 WHEA All-Academic Team
Julie Allen (Sr. / F)
Hannah Armstrong (Fr. / F)
Katie Brock (So. / D)
Kailey Chappell (So. / D)
Sarah Cuthbert (Jr. / F)
Bryanna Farris (So. / D)
Nicole Gifford (Fr. / F)
Paige Goloubef (So. / F)
Kayley Herman (Sr. / G)
Kristine Horn (So. / F)
Molly Morrison (Sr. / F)
Arielle O'Neill (Fr. / F)
Brittany Skudder (So. / F)