For the second year in a row, center Jason Paige has been selected as Notre Dame hockey's scholar-athlete of the year.  He is now a nominee for the CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Jason Paige Named Notre Dame Hockey's Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

March 6, 2007

Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame hockey assistant captain Jason Paige (Sr., Saginaw, Mich.) is one of 12 CCHA hockey players to be named their team’s 2006-07 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. From this group of players, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) will name its 2007 Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Thursday, March 15 at its’ annual awards banquet at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Mich.

Joining Paige on the list of nominees are:

Name            Class  Pos. Team               MajorTrevor Hyatt      So.   F   Alaska Fairbanks   Civil EngineeringJon Erickson      Jr.   D   Bowling Green      FinanceEric Vesely       Sr.   F   Ferris State       Surveying Engineer TechnologyJeff Jakaitis     Sr.   G   Lake Superior      BusinessNathan Davis      Jr.   F   Miami              American Studies/Political ScienceTim Cook          Sr.   D   Michigan           HistoryJeff Lerg         So.   G   Michigan State     Human Resources ManagementMichael Eickman   Sr.   D   Nebraska-Omaha     PsychologyMatt Maunu        Sr.   D   Northern Michigan  Accounting Financial PlanningJason Paige       Sr.   F   Notre Dame         FinanceMathieu Beaudoin  Sr.   F   Ohio State         Business FinanceRyan Mahrle       Sr.   D   Western Michigan   Finance

A three-time monogram winner for the Irish, Paige has been selected to the Dean’s List twice in his Notre Dame career and also was the team’s CCHA scholar-athlete recipient in 2006. The winner of Notre Dame’s Rockne Student-Athlete Award following the 2006 season, Paige has served as the team’s assistant captain in each of the last three seasons. A member of Notre Dame’s Academic Honors Program that pairs outstanding student-athletes with professors in their areas of study. Paige has a 3.612 cumulative grade-point average through his first seven semesters at Notre Dame.

One of the CCHA’s defensive forwards and and face-off men, Paige goes into the second round of the CCHA playoffs with nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points. Among his nine goals are four power-play goals and three game winners. His assist and point totals are career highs for the senior center.

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.