March 6, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sean Duddy, a senior defenseman and finance major on the Ohio State men’s hockey team, has been designated the squad’s 2011-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced Tuesday.
The faculty athletic 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 program’s nominee for the CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. Nominees must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 through the fall term of the selection year.
A Top 10 finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, Duddy, from Ann Arbor, Mich., has a 3.97 grade-point average in finance and is scheduled to graduate at Winter Commencement ceremonies later this month. A Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten honoree and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, he was selected to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District IV First Team as a junior. He was one of 35 students from the Fisher College of Business to be named to the Dean’s Leadership Academy and has served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Board since 2009.
Duddy served as a captain for the Buckeyes as both a junior and senior. He ended his career with 124 games played, with two goals, 22 assists and 24 points. He skated in all 35 games in 2011-12 and had a career-best 13 assists and 14 points after entering the campaign with just nine assists and 10 points in his first three years.
Vote for Duddy for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award online at go.osu.edu/Vote4Duddy.
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