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Griffin Tabbed a Finalist for ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year

Photo of Randi Grififn courtesy of Gil Talbot Photography.

Complete ECAC Hockey Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Senior forward Randi Griffin of the fourth-ranked Harvard women's hockey team is among three finalists for the ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year Award.  The finalists comprise three student-athletes who are scholars in the classroom and leaders on and off the ice.

League institutions were asked to nominate a top scholar-athlete who met the following requirements: a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale through the fall term: participate in a minimum of 50 percent of the team's contests; and demonstrate leadership on and off the ice.

A committee made up of athletics department and university administrators selected 10 nominees and the eventual winner. The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the regular season.

Griffin, a human evolutionary biology concentrator from Apex, N.C., holds a 3.60 cumulative grade-point average and is a three-time ECAC Hockey All-Academic team seelction.  A 2008-09 American Women's Hockey Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete, Griffin has helped Harvard win two ECAC Hockey regular-season titles, one ECAC Hockey tournament championship, two Ivy League titles and two Beanpot crowns.  Harvard also reached the NCAA Frozen Four while Griffin was a sophomore in 2008. 

Griffin ranks tied for third on the Crimson this season with 18 points on nine goals and nine assists. She also paces the squad with six power-play goals and has netted three game-winning tallies.  The reigning ECAC Hockey Player of the Week, Griffin scored on a penalty shot in a 2-1 win at St. Lawrence Feb. 19, and notched the first hat trick of her career, tallying three straight goals in the second period at Clarkson Feb. 20.

Off the ice, Griffin has worked as a volunteer tutor for fourth-graders at the Cambridge After-School Program.  She was the recipient of a Harvard Initiative for Global Health Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in 2009.  Griffin was also recently accepted to the Child Family Health International (CFHI) service-learning program "HIV/AIDS and Healthcare in Durban, South Africa" beginning in the summer of 2010.