UWEC's Jundt, UWRF's Yuel Named Scholar-Athletes
(Photo credit - Kathy M Helgeson)
SAINT PAUL, MINN. – Tyler Jundt of UW-Eau Claire (Williston, N.D.) and Jason Yuel (at right) of UW-River Falls (Winnipeg, MB) have been named 2012 NCHA co-Scholar-Athlete winners, conference Commissioner Bill Kronschnabel announced today. Jundt is a business finance major with a 3.8 grade point average; Yuel is majoring in economics and carries a 3.77 GPA.
Jundt is a two-time NCHA All-Academic winner and has been on the Academic Distinction and Dean’s List at UW-Eau Claire since 2010. He has been captain of the Blugolds for the past two seasons and received the UWEC Richard G. O’Brien Award last year in recognition of excellence in the classroom and on the ice. Jundt has volunteered in several capacities during his time at UW-Eau Claire, including local youth hockey and book drives. This season Jundt was named to the All-NCHA team while being a major contributor on a Blugold blue line that reached the semifinals of the Peters Cup Playoffs.
Yuel is a three-time NCHA All-Academic winner and an eight-time Dean’s List member at UW-River Falls. He has captained the Falcons for three seasons and has won multiple awards for excellence in economics at UW-River Falls. Yuel has been a volunteer speaker at a local middle school and has participated in “Bike for Kids” programs. This year Yuel was voted to the All-NCHA team after posting 27 points in 27 games for the Falcons and leading an offense on a team that was ranked as high as third in the nation this season.
The Scholar-Athlete Award is given annually to a senior or seniors who demonstrate excellence both on and off the ice, who earn a minimum GPA of 3.5 and who are in their final year of eligibility.
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2012 All-Academic Team (pdf)