COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the second-consecutive year, senior defenseman Chris Reed has been named the CCHA Scholar Athlete of the Year for Ohio State, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced Tuesday. 

Each conference school had one student-athlete designated as its scholar-athlete of the year. The CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be chosen from the group of nominees, with the winner announced at the 2011 CCHA Awards March 17.

Reed, an accounting major, will end his career as a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He appeared in 30-of-37 games during the 2010-2011 campaign, tallying eight assists and nine points. He scored a goal at Northern Michigan on Oct. 30, and had a two-assist game vs. Miami Jan. 8. Reed, the team’s 2010 Joseph W. Smith Best Defensive Player, played in 150 games as a Buckeye, with 38 points on four goals and 34 assists, along with a +14 mark.

The faculty athletic representative at each school, in consultation with the head coach, selected the institution’s scholar-athlete of the year. Nominees must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 through the fall term of the selection year to be eligible for the CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, which is selected by the 11 faculty representatives.