MADISON, Wis. — Four Michigan Tech hockey student-athletes were named Western Collegiate Hockey Association Scholar-Athletes by the league today. Kevin Genoe (Qualicum Beach, B.C.) and Brad Stebner (Fort McMurray, Alb.) were repeat honorees while Tanner Kero (Hancock, Mich.) and Daniel Sova (Cottage Grove, Minn.) were first-time WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award winners.
Genoe, a senior goaltender, has played in 10 games this season with a 3-3-1 record and .902 save percentage. The three-time scholar-athlete owns a 3.72 cumulative grade point average in civil engineering.
Stebner is a second-time scholar-athlete with his 4.00 grade point average in biological sciences. The junior defenseman has played in 26 games with one goal and eight assists on the season.
Kero, who ranks fourth on the team in scoring with seven goals and 12 assists in 24 games, earned his first scholar-athlete award. The sophomore forward owns a 3.63 grade point average in exercise science.
Sova is a 3.43 student in business management. The junior defenseman missed 16 games this season with injury but has one goal and one assist in 12 games played.
The WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award was developed through Association member team faculty representatives and approved by the conference membership beginning with the 2005-06 season. To earn recognition as a WCHA Scholar-Athlete, conference-member student-athletes must have completed at least one year of residency at their present institution prior to the current academic year and must also have a grade-point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale for the previous two semesters or three quarters, or may qualify if his/her overall GPA is at least 3.50 for all terms at his or her present institution.
Michigan Tech's four WCHA Scholar-Athletes will be honored on the ice during the Huskies' next home series, which is Mar. 8-9 vs. Colorado College.