College Hockey America’s All-Academic Team Features 116 Student-Athletes in 2019-20
2019-20 was a banner year for academic success for College Hockey America student-athletes as the league has recognized a record 116 student-athletes on the 2019-20 All-Academic Team. Additionally, 13 players achieved 4.0 GPAs throughout the 2019-20 academic year, garnering Student-Athlete of the Year honors.
Each team had double-digit honorees on the All-Academic Team, with three teams placing 20 or more on the list. Robert Morris had 22 student-athletes qualify for the All-Academic Team, followed by 21 from Syracuse, and 20 from Mercyhurst. Not too far behind were the other three institutions of College Hockey America, with RIT having 19 honorees, Lindenwood with 18, and Penn State with 16.
Of the 13 Student-Athletes of the Year, there were seven repeat winners, led by four-time CHA Student-Athlete of the Year, Kirsten Martin of Lindenwood University. Kirsten wrapped-up her four-year career with another pair of 4.0 semesters. She is joined by teammates Sierra Burt, a three-time Student-Athlete of the Year, and Annika Asplundh, who earned her second Student-Athlete of the Year award.
Robert Morris paced all teams with four Student-Athletes of the Year, three-time winner Lexi Templeman, two-time winners Courtney Kollman and Emilie Harley, and freshman Joelle Fiala. Mercyhurst’s three Student-Athletes of the Year included a second award for Alexa Vasko, as well as Rachel Marmen and K.K. Thiessen. RIT had a pair of Student-Athletes of the Year in Stella Haberman and Taylor Liotta, and Syracuse’s Amanda Backebo wrapped up her career with a perfect 4.0 GPA in 2019-20.
2019-20 Student-Athletes of the Year
Annika Asplundh, Lindenwood*
Sierra Burt, Lindenwood#
Kirsten Martin, Lindenwood$
Rachel Marmen, Mercyhurst
K.K. Thiessen, Mercyhurst
Alexa Vasko, Mercyhurst*
Stella Haberman, RIT
Taylor Liotta, RIT
Joelle Fiala, Robert Morris
Emilie Harley, Robert Morris*
Courtney Kollman, Robert Morris*
Lexi Templeman, Robert Morris#
Amanda Backebo, Syracuse
* 2-time Student-Athlete of the Year
# 3-time Student-Athlete of the Year
$ 4-time Student-Athlete of the Year
To qualify for the All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must post a 3.0 GPA or better in the semesters in which she was competing.
Lindenwood (18): Casey Adimey, Hannah Alt, Lokelani Antonio, Annika Asplundh, Jada Burke, Sierra Burt, Lauren Dabrowski, Courtney Ganske, Madilynn Hickey, Jane Jacobs, Kirsten Martin, Kayla Martinez, Erin Near, Cierra Paisley, Gigi Pora, Meara Ryan, Megan Wagner, Sophie Wolf
Mercyhurst (20): Kennedy Blair, Aubrey Cole, Summer-Rae Dobson, Celine Frappier, Mary Katherie Gialames, Sam Isbell, Leah Klassen, Maggie Knott, Megan Korzack, Rachel Marmen, Sarah Nelles, Emma Nuutinen, Liliane Perreault, Alexane Rheaume, Michele Robillard, Abigail Schauer, Jenna Silvonen, K.K. Thiessen, Alexa Vasko, Alexandria Weiss
Penn State (16): Jessica Adolfsson, Chantal Burke, Loli Fidler, Julie Gough, Cam Leonard, Brooke Madsen, Amanda McLeod, Katie McMillan, Shea Nelson, Anna Promersberger, Katie Rankin, Morgan Rolph, Kate Rydland, Sophie Slattery, Olivia Villani, Abby Welch
RIT (19): Stella Haberman, Taylor Liotta, Ellie Larson, Taylor Baker, Hunter Barnett, Abby Davies, Terra Lanteigne, Maddie Dunham, Christa Stefanopoulos, Taylor Sims, Jade Mancini, Justine Larkin, Kylie Lalonde, Madison Farrand, Jordan Marchese, Madison Itagaki, Hana Solinger, Rachel Goff, Logan Land
Robert Morris (22): Michaela Boyle, Maggy Burbidge, Emily Curlett, Ariele DeSmet, Anjelica Diffendal, Anna Fairman, Joelle Fiala, Jaycee Gebhard, Emilie Harley, Alyson Hebert, Raygan Kirk, Courtney Kollman, Mackenzie Krasowski, Sarah Lecavalier, Natalie Marcuzzi, Leah Marino, Wasyn Rice, Janey Sandoval, Molly Singelwad, Lexi Templeman, Gillian Thompson, Marah Wagner
Syracuse (21): Ady Cohen, Jessica DiGirolamo, Lindsay Eastwood, Logan Hicks, Anonda Hoppner, Victoria Klimek, Brynn Koocher, Anna Leschyshyn, Marielle McHale, Abby Moloughney, Allie Olnowich, Emma Polaski, Savannah Rennie, Kelli Rowswell, Kristen Siermachesky, Allison Small, Amanda Backebo, Mae Batherson, Madison Beishuizen, Lauren Bellefontaine, Shelby Calof