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ECAC Hockey Salutes 18 Crimson Men’s Players for Academics

ECAC Hockey Release (PDF)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Eighteen members of the Harvard men’s hockey team have been earned ECAC Hockey All-Academic honors for the 2011-12 season, the league announced Tuesday.

Three Crimson seniors—economics concentrator Ryan Grimshaw, neurobiology concentrator Eric Kroshus and sociology concentrator Colin Moore—earned academic recognition for the fourth straight year. Fellow senior Rence Coassin (sociology) received a third straight selection, while classmates Alex Killorn (government) and Daniel Moriarty (economics) were honored for the second consecutive year. In addition to their success in the classroom, five recognized seniors have already begun playing professional hockey or signed a pro contract.

Junior David Valek (economics) also earned his third All-Academic selection. Five other Crimson skaters were repeat honorees: juniors Alex Fallstrom (economics) and Conor Morrison (sociology) and sophomores John Caldwell (economics), Danny Fick (economics) and Dan Ford (government).

Six others also made the All-Academic list: juniors Danny Biega (sociology), Marshall Everson (government) and Luke Greiner (sociology) and freshmen Colin Blackwell, Ryan McGregor and Mike Seward.

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 last three semesters. Harvard’s total of 18 honorees ranked fifth overall in the 12-team conference and first among the squads that reached the league’s championship weekend in Atlantic City, N.J.

The Crimson also excelled on the ice in 2011-12, placing second in the ECAC Hockey Championship and third in the ECAC regular-season standings. Harvard placed two skaters, Biega and Killorn, on the All-America first team.