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June 26, 2018
WINTHROP, Mass. – The Penn State women’s hockey team placed 17 student-athletes on the 2017-18 College Hockey America (CHA) All-Academic Team, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday, June 26. Individually, sophomore Katie McMillan (Minnetonka, Minn.) was named a CHA Student-Athlete of the Year honoree.
Each CHA team had double-digit representatives on the All-Academic Team with Robert Morris leading the way with 20. Mercyhurst and Penn State each had 17 representatives, Syracuse had 16, RIT had 14, and Lindenwood had 13.
To qualify for the CHA All-Academic Team, the student-athlete must post a 3.0 GPA or better in all academic semesters in which her team was actively competing. The CHA Student-Athlete of the Year honor is awarded to the student-athlete(s) with the highest GPA in the conference following the academic year, which was a 4.0 in 2017-18.
A complete list of the PSU student-athletes on the 2017-18 CHA All-Academic Team:
Chantal Burke, Kelsey Crow, Hannah Ehresmann, Irene Kiroplis, Cam Leonard, Brooke Madsen, Amanda McLeod, Katie McMillan, Meike Meilleur, Shea Nelson, Daniela Paniccia, Katie Rankin, Kate Rydland, Sophie Slattery, Bella Sutton, Christi Vetter, and Olivia Villani.
CHA Student-Athletes of the Year
Kirsten Martin, Lindenwood*
Sierra Burt, Lindenwood
Jordyn Pimm, Lindenwood*
Britannia Gillanders, Lindenwood
Sarah McGall, Lindenwood
Molly Blasen, Mercyhurst*
Sarah McDonnell, Mercyhurst
Morgan Stacey, Mercyhurst#
Katie McMillan, Penn State
Natalie Fraser, Robert Morris
Jessica Gazzola, Robert Morris
Emilie Harley, Robert Morris
Natalie Marcuzzi, Robert Morris*
Katherine Murphy, Robert Morris
Lexi Templeman, Robert Morris
* Two-time winner
# Three-time winner