Feb. 14, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- The Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced that Natalie Berg (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Katy Josephs (Calgary, Alberta) are among a record 114 men’s and women’s student-athletes named 2012-13 WCHA Scholar-Athletes.
Berg, a junior biology major, is among 54 repeat honorees, having been named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete in 2011-12. She has played in 25 games at defense in the 2012-13 season and has recorded one goal and one assist.
Josephs, a sophomore civil and environmental engineering major, is a first-time WCHA Scholar-Athlete honoree. She has scored three goals and tallied one assist this season.
Over the eight years of the award, there have now been 620 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 2011-12.
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.