Feb. 10, 2011
• WCHA release
MADISON, Wis. – The Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced today that Carla Pentimone (Chicago, Ill.), Carolyne Prevost (Sarnia, Ontario), Geena Prough (Farmington, Mich.) and Becca Ruegsegger (Lakewood, Colo.) are among a record 90 men’s and women’s student-athletes named 2011 WCHA Scholar-Athletes.
The WCHA Scholar-Athlete award is in its sixth year, and there have now been 414 honorees representing all 12 men’s member and all eight women’s member institutions. The previous record for honorees in one season was 80 in 2009-10.
Pentimone, a senior communications major, and Prevost, a junior kinesiology major, are among 30 repeat honorees this season after both earned the award in 2009-10. In addition, they were both recognized with Academic All-Big Ten and All-WCHA academic honors last season.
Prough and Ruegsegger are both first-time WCHA Scholar-Athletes this season. Prough is a senior history major, and Ruegsegger, a sophomore, intends to major in African Languages and Literature.
To earn recognition as a WCHA Scholar-Athlete, 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.
The prestigious award was developed through WCHA member team faculty representatives and approved by the conference membership beginning with the 2005-06 season.
Pentimone, Prevost, Prough and Ruegsegger will be recognized on the ice with a commemorative plaque following Friday’s game against North Dakota the Kohl Center.