Junior goaltender Jordan Pearce will look to continue his strong season as he gets set to face Ferris State in the CCHA Quarterfinals.

Jordan Pearce Named Notre Dame Hockey's Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

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.