19 NMU hockey players named to CCHA All-Academic Team

Northern Michigan University’s Michael Van Unen, front right, and Aiden Gallacher, left, jump to block a puck shot in front of Wildcats goalie Beni Halasz, back right, in a CCHA game played against Bemidji State on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at the Berry Events Center in Marquette. (Photo courtesy Cara Kamps)

By Journal Sports Staff

MARQUETTE — Nineteen Northern Michigan University hockey players were honored by the Central Collegiate Hockey Association by being named to the CCHA All-Academic Team during the late stages of last hockey season.

Of the 19 Wildcats honored, a dozen were also named to the CCHA Scholar-Athlete Team.

Players from the nine league schools — which includes future full participant Augustana of South Dakota — were named to the All-Academic Team by maintaining a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. To make the Scholar-Athlete Team, these same players needed a GPA of at least 3.5.

Over the CCHA’s nine schools, there were 164 student-athletes named to the CCHA All-Academic Team, which included 103 on the CCHA Student-Athlete Team.

Each of the nine schools had between 11 and 22 students named to the All-Academic Team, led by Minnesota State-Mankato with 22, while Michigan Tech had 21 and St. Thomas and Ferris State each had 20.

The Scholar-Athletes from NMU include the following, each listed with their year of athletic eligibility, academic major and hometown:

≤ Isack Bandu, sophomore, marketing, Montreal, Quebec

≤ Tyrell Boucher, senior, financial management, Nampa, Alberta

≤ Connor Eddy, sophomore, economics, Victoria, British Columbia

≤ Reilly Funk, redshirt sophomore, political science-prelaw, Portage, Manitoba

≤ Aiden Gallacher, senior, environmental studies and sustainability, Rochester Hills

≤ Andre Ghantous, graduate student, applied sports psychology (master’s), Glendale, Calif.

≤ Luke Gramer, sophomore, entrepreneurship, Moorhead, Minn.

≤ Jakob Peterson, redshirt sophomore, business, Marquette

≤ Artem Shlaine, senior, business management, Moscow, Russia

≤ Jeppe Urup, graduate student, business administration, Odense, Denmark

≤ Michael Van Unen, graduate student, psychology, Kamloops, British Columbia

≤ Josh Zinger, sophomore, psychology, Red Deer, Alberta

The seven players who were named to the All-Academic Team includes these players:

≤ Michael Colella, senior, communications, Wenonah, N.J.

≤ Mitch Deelstra, senior, business, Listowel, Ontario

≤ Charlie Glockner, junior, sports science, Minnetonka, Minn.

≤ Beni Halasz, sophomore, psychology, Budapest, Hungary

≤ Zach Michaelis, sophomore, exercise science, Elk River, Minn.

≤ Kristof Papp, senior, management, Budapest, Hungary

≤ Rylan Van Unen, senior, management, Kamloops, British Columbia

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.


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