With 45 student-athletes named to its 1995-96 All-Academic Honor Roll, Hockey East established a new record for the most players named in a season. The Honor Roll was first instituted in 1989.
Leading the way was Top Scholar-Athlete Tomas Persson of Northeastern, who compiled a 3.918 GPA for the year in International Business and Finance, including a 4.0 in his second semester.
To qualify for the honor, a student-athlete must post a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for both of the semesters during which he played hockey.
Persson, a senior, joins an elite list of Hockey East players to receive the Distinguished Scholar Award, given for being named to the Honor Roll all four years that he played hockey. Only 10 Distinguished Scholars have ever been named by the league. Persson is Northeastern’s third Distinguished Scholar, tying a record held by Merrimack.
For the fourth straight year, Merrimack led the league in having the most student-athletes named to the Honor Roll, and set a new record in the process. This year, 13 Warriors were named, breaking the record of 10 set by Merrimack in 1994-95. Merrimack had nine honorees in both 1993-94 and 1992-93.
Four 1996-97 returning seniors-to-be are eligible as Distinguished Scholars next year, having been named to the Honor Roll for three years straight. They are: Rob Beck and Tom Johnson (Merrimack), Craig Lindsay (UMass-Lowell), and Dan Shermerhorn (Maine).
The complete list of honorees:
BOSTON COLLEGE (6)
BOSTON UNIVERSITY (2)
NEW HAMPSHIRE (5)