COLUMBUS, Ohio – Members of the Ohio State men’s and women’s hockey programs have been named Krampade AHCA All-American Scholars, the American Hockey Coaches Association announced Tuesday.
To qualify this year, student-athletes must have attained at least a 3.75 grade-point average for fall semester and participated in 40 percent of their school’s games, with a waiver granted to the 40 percent participation requirement because of injury or for back-up goaltenders.
The men’s squad shared the lead among Big Ten schools with four honorees. Junior Austin Pooley (finance) earned the honor for the second time, joined by sophomore Quinn Preston (health sciences) and freshmen CJ Regula (management and industry exploration) and Ryan Snowden (management and industry exploration). Pooley and Preston were also Big Ten Distinguished Scholars and on the Academic All-Big Ten team this year, while all four earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.
Eight members of the women’s team were recognized. Senior Jincy Dunne (sports coaching master’s) and sophomore Sara Saekkinen (sport industry) are now two-time selections, while senior Maddie Babnik (finance), juniors Lisa Bruno (sport industry) and Tatum Skaggs (special education) and sophomores Madison Bizal (sport industry), Andrea Braendli (criminology and criminal justice/psychology) and Gabby Rosenthal (speech and hearing science) all earned a spot on the list for the first time. All but Babnik earned B1G Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten accolades and all eight were Ohio State Scholar-Athletes.