The Rensselaer athletic department announced Wednesday that freshman Brady Wiffen will sit out the 2015-16 season after being ruled a partial qualifier by the NCAA.
Wiffen will be able to practice with the team, however.
“While we are disappointed for Brady, he has the opportunity to concentrate more fully on his academics while also being part of the team,” said RPI director of athletics Dr. Lee McElroy in a statement. “Based on the history of academic success of our student-athletes, we are confident Brady will be successful as a Rensselaer student and that includes in the classroom, on the ice and in the community.
“We appreciate the NCAA’s efforts in doing their due diligence through the waiver process and the subsequent appeal process.”
Wiffen played from 2012 to 2015 with the Trenton Golden Hawks of the Ontario Junior Hockey League and in 2014-15, compiled 53 goals and 92 points.