March 11, 2008
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame hockey goaltender Jordan Pearce (Jr., Anchorage, Alaska) is one of 11 CCHA hockey players to be named their team’s 2007-08 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. From this group of players, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) will name its 2008 Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Thursday, March 20 at its annual awards banquet at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Mich.
Joining Pearce on the list of nominees are:
Name Class Pos. Team MajorTrevor Hyatt Jr. F Alaska Fairbanks Civil EngineeringKyle Page So. D Bowling Green Sports ManagementAaron Lewicki So. F Ferris State FinanceJason Blain Sr. F Lake Superior Finance/EconomicsCharlie Effinger Sr. G Miami American Studies/ Political ScienceJeff Lerg Jr. G Michigan State FinanceJeremie Dupont So. G Nebraska-Omaha PsychologyBilly Smith So. F Northern Michigan EntrepreneurshipJordan Pearce Jr. G Notre Dame Anthropology/ Pre-MedJohn Dingle Sr. F Ohio State FinanceDave Krisky Jr. F Western Michigan Business
A two-time monogram winner for the Irish, Pearce is in his first season as the starting goaltender at Notre Dame. He has been selected to the Dean’s List in three of his five semesters at Notre Dame, including the fall of 2007. He currently has a 3.80 grade-point average with a double major in Anthropology and Pre-Med at Notre Dame.
Pearce goes into the CCHA playoffs having played in 34 games, making 33 starts. He owns a record of 18-11-4 with a 1.94 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage to go with two shutouts. In CCHA games only, the Anchorage, Alaska native won the league’s goals-against average title with a 1.80 goals-against average in 26 games. He was 13-8-4 in conference play with a .922 save percentage. Earlier this season, Pearce had a career-best seven-game winning streak from Nov. 16-Dec. 8 where he was 7-0-0 with a 1.72 goals against and a .902 save percentage.
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.