March 7, 2006
Farmington Hills, Mich. – Notre Dame hockey assistant captain Jason Paige (Jr., Saginaw, Mich.) is one of 12 CCHA hockey players to be named their team’s 2005-06 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. From this group of players, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) will name its 2006 Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Thursday, March 16 at its’ annual awards banquet at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Mich.
Joining Paige on the list of nominees are:
Name Cl. Pos. Team Major Ryan Muspratt So. F Alaska Fairbanks Business Jon Erickson So. D Bowling Green Business Greg Rallo Sr. D Ferris State Business Administration Jeff Jakaitis Jr. G Lake Superior Business Administration/ Management Charlie Effinger So. G Miami Arts and Science Tim Cook Jr. D Michigan History Jeffrey Dunne So. D Michigan State Crop/Soil Sciences Michael Eickman Jr. D Nebraska-Omaha Psychology Darin Olver Jr. F Northern Michigan Business/Finance Jason Paige Jr. F Notre Dame Finance Mathieu Beaudoin Jr. D Ohio State Finance Paul Szczechura Jr. F Western Michigan Marketing
A three-time monogram winner for the Irish, Paige has been selected to the Dean’s List twice in his Notre Dame career and won the team’s award for highest cumulative GPA last season. An assistant captain in each of his last two seasons at Notre Dame, Paige has been a member of Notre Dame’s Academic Honors Program that pairs outstanding student-athletes with professors in their areas of study. Paige has a 3.642 grade-point average in finance through is first five semesters at Notre Dame, including a 3.757 during the fall semester.
One of the CCHA’s top penalty killers and face-off men, Paige finished the 2005-06 season with four goals and one assist for five points in 36 games for the Irish.
The faculty representative at each school, in consultation with the head coach, selected the institution’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Each school’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year serves as the school’s nominee for CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Nominees must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 through the fall term of the selection year to receive the school’s Scholar-Athlete award. The CCHA award will be selected by the 12 faculty representatives, voting based on a system awarding five points for a first-place vote, three points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote.