ALBANY, New York – The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team placed 18 players on the ECAC Women's Ice Hockey All-Academic Team and rising senior Kristen Tamberg (North Toronto, Ontario) was named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll, as announced by the league off on Monday, August 10.
"Our program's quest for excellence extends beyond our success on the ice and we push our student-athletes to thrive in everything they do," Quinnipiac women's ice hockey head coach Cassandra Turner said. "We are incredibly proud of their efforts and this program's culture. In addition to our record setting win total and NCAA Tournament appearance this year, this group of high-achievers posted the highest team GPA of 3.55 at Quinnipiac and set a new academic standard for the program. We are excited for them and congratulate them on being recognized for their hard work."
Landing 18 players on the league's All-Academic team, the Bobcats ranked tied for third in the league with Harvard and were just behind Rensselaer (20) and Yale (19). In total, 180 student-athletes from the 12 teams in ECAC Hockey were named to the league's All-Academic team.
Players are eligible for the All-Academic team if they earn a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or have a GPA over 3.00 over the past three semesters. One student-athlete from each institution was honored on the Commissioner's List showcasing each program's top scholar from the 2014-15 season.
Tamberg was named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll after finishing her junior season with a 3.91 Cumulative GPA and a 4.0 in the spring semester. She is currently studying in the Biomedical Sciences program
Senior Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minnesota) and Junior Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) were each named to the All-Academic Team for the fourth time in their careers. Laden's fourth All-Academic team selection is just the latest in academic achievements, as she was named ECAC Hockey's 2014-15 Mandi Schwartz Student-Athlete of the Year and ECAC Hockey/Hockey East's Sarah Devens Award Winner.
Laden and Kosta are among just 18 players throughout the league to be named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team in each of the last four seasons.
Tamberg, Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) and Nicole Connery (Newmarket, Ontario) were each named to their third All-Academic teams while Nicole Brown (Oshawa, Ontario), Emma Greco (Burlington, Ontario), Danielle Marmer (Dorset, Vermont), Emma Woods (Burford, Ontario), Taryn Baumgardt (Innisfail, Alberta), Sydney Rossman (Excelsior, Minnesota), Meghan Turner (Bedford, New Hampshire) and Lindsey West (Ajax, Ontario) each earned their second All-Academic team selections.
Freshmen Alicia Barry (Hanson, Massachusetts), Taylar Cianfarano (Oswego, New York), Captain Cydney Roesler (Stittsville, Ontario), Shannon Cherpak (Enfield, Connecticut) and Rachel Myette (Duxbury, Massachusetts) were all named to their first All-Academic teams of their career.