Hockey Humanitarian Award finalist spotlight: For Wisconsin’s Jake Bunz, helping Haitian orphanage becomes a passion

Jake Bunz (Greg Anderson/photo: Wisconsin Athletics)
Jake Bunz played in 33 games over five seasons with Wisconsin (photo: Greg Anderson/Wisconsin Athletics).

Jake Bunz would welcome the opportunity to lead a symposium for all incoming student-athletes at the collegiate level.

He would do so for all those who come in with dreams of being the team’s leading scorer, winning championships or garnering a professional contract, and let them know that failure to accomplish those goals don’t define a successful college experience.

Case in point: Jake Bunz.

Bunz was a midseason addition to the Wisconsin men’s hockey team in December 2014 and spent more time watching games in a suit and tie than in a Badgers sweater. A native of the Madison suburb of Middleton, Bunz played just 33 times in five seasons, including only six times this season.

Read more on the Hockey Humanitarian Award website.