Feb. 10, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- The Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced today that Natalie Berg and Carolyne Prévost are among a record 96 men's and women's student-athletes named 2011 WCHA Scholar-Athletes.
Over the first seven years of the award, there have now been 510 honorees representing all 12 men's-member and all eight women's-member institutions. The previous record for honorees in one season was 90 in 2010-11.
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.
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.