Friday, February 20, 2009

McCulloch a Four-Time Honoree
Athletic Media Reations

Five Colorado College players, including four repeat honorees, have been named recipients of the WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award for the 2008-09 season.

They are senior defenseman Jake Gannon, senior left wing Scott McCulloch, junior forward Brian McMillin, junior left wing Bill Sweatt and sophomore defenseman Ryan Lowery. Of the five, Lowery is the only first-time recipient.

Freshmen are not eligible for the award.

McCulloch, however, has been recognized an unprecedented four times after winning a medical hardship case that allowed him to play a fifth season at CC. This year marks Gannon’s third time as a WCHA Scholar-Athlete, as well as the second time each for McMillin and Sweatt.

To qualify, male and female student-athletes from WCHA member institutions must have a grade-point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale), either cumulatively or for the previous two semesters or three quarters.