Wildcats’ Kaunisto nominated for CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award

MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University senior forward Kory Kaunisto of Sault Ste. Marie was named one of 11 finalists for the CCHA’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, which will be presented March 22 during the 2013 CCHA Awards show at Fox Theatre in Detroit.

Kaunisto, who is a finance major, finished with five goals and three assists this season.

The faculty athletic representative at each of the 11 CCHA schools, in consultation withthe head coach, selected the institution’s nominee for the award. Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 through the fall term of the selection year to be eligible.

Since the introduction of the award in 2004-05, a Wildcat has never won the award.