Feb. 10, 2012
MADISON, Wis. – The Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced Wisconsin men's sophomore forward Gavin Hartzog (Pewaukee, Wis.), women's senior forward Carolyne Prévost (Sarnia, Ontario) and sophomore defender Natalie Berg (Minnetonka, Minn.) is among a record total of 96 men’s and women’s student-athletes making up the seventh annual group of WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award recipients. The previous record for honorees in one season was 90 in 2010-11.
Hartzog, a forward who has skated in 10 games this season, boasts three assists. He has skated in 24 career contests, totaling one goal and four points. A pre-business major, Hartzog boasts a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average. He will be applying to the business school for next year.
Prévost, a senior kinesiology major, is among 46 repeat honorees this season having earned the award both the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. She is just the second Badger to receive the honor three times. In 23 games played this season, Prévost is fourth on the team in points with 19 goals and 23 assists.
Berg is a first-time WCHA Scholar-Athletes this season and is a sophomore in biology. Playing in 26 games this season, Berg has tallied 4 assists.
The WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award was developed through league Faculty Representatives and approved by the conference membership beginning with the 2005-06 season. To earn recognition as a WCHA Scholar-Athlete, conference-member student-athletes must have completed at least one year of residency at their present institution prior to the current academic year and must also have a grade-point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale for the previous two semesters or three quarters, or may qualify if his or her overall GPA is at least 3.50 for all terms at his or her present institution.