Thirteen Providence Women's Ice Hockey Players Named To Hockey East All-Academic Team

Graduated senior Jessica Vella earned Distinguished Scholar honors for her academic achievements throughout her career.

June 26, 2013


Thirteen student-athletes from the Providence College women’s ice hockey team were named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team. It was announced by the league Wednesday, June 26. To be named with the honor each student-athlete achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better in each semester of the two academic periods during which she was actively competing.

The Friars 13 honorees of the 23 player roster or 56.5% of Providence's 2012-13 team was the highest ratio within Hockey East.

The 13 Friars were joined by 79 other student-athletes from around the league to make up the 90 deep All-Academic Team. Along with the 92 honorees, seven players (one goaltender, two defenseman and four forwards) were named to the 2012-13 Hockey East Academic All-Star Team.

Among those seven were graduated seniors Jessica Cohen (Anchorage, Alaska) and Jessica Vella (Pickering, Ontario). Earlier this season, Vella was recognized with the team’s 2013 Academic award for her academic achievements during the 2012 spring and fall semesters. Vella earned the honor with a remarkable 3.96 GPA as a Health Policy Management major.

Both Cohen and Vella were among the 10 student-athletes from the league who received “Distinguished Scholar” status for achieving a GPA of 3.0 or better in each semester over four varsity seasons.

Joining their classmates, graduated seniors Nicole Anderson (Jordan, Minn.) and Emily Groth (Monona, Wis.) were among the 13 named to the All-Academic Team.

Rising seniors Maggie Pendleton (Woodbury, Minn.) and Nina Riley (Lexington, Mass.) were recognized for their second and third consecutive season, respectively.

Two-time nominees and rising juniors Haley Frade (Marion, Mass.) and Allison Micheletti (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) were joined by classmate Brooke Simpson (Boxboro, Mass.) as members of the All-Academic Team.

Four rising sophomores, Prentice Basten (Buffalo, Minn.), Sarah Bryant (Bethlehem, Pa.), Lexi Romanchuk (San Jose, Calif.) and Lexi Slattery (Lino Lakes, Minn.), rounded out the final 13 for the Friars.

For a complete list of all 90 student-athletes CLICK HERE.




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