UMD's Connolly a Finalist for CLASS Award

By KBJR News 1

February 1, 2012 Updated Feb 1, 2012 at 9:54 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- UMD senior captain Jack Connolly has been named one of ten national finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, only the second Bulldog in history to be so named.

The award is given annually to one scholar-athlete based on achievement in four areas - classroom, character, community, and competition.

Connolly, who just saw his 22-game scoring streak snapped this past Friday, currently ranks second in men's college hockey with 40 points this season.

He is a two-time All-American with the Bulldogs and has been selected three times to the WCHA All-Academic team. He has maintained a 3.30 grade point average while majoring in communications at UMD.

Connolly and the other nine finalists will now be placed on a national ballot for online voting, which is available at the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award web site.

The voting will include coaches and media throughout the nation, ending on March 28. The award will be presented during the 2012 NCAA Men's Frozen Four in Tampa, Florida.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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