WMU News

Cousineau earns CCHA all-academic honors

March 13, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Dave Cousineau, a senior defenseman on the Western Michigan University hockey team, has been named to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association All-Academic Team.

An integrated supply matrix management major, Cousineau carries a cumulative grade-point average of 3.70 -- highest on the Bronco hockey squad. WMU has placed a student-athlete on the conference's all-academic team 17 of the past 18 seasons.

"This is a tremendous honor for Dave, for what he has accomplished on the ice and in the classroom," said WMU Head Coach Jim Culhane, whose team sports a 3.02 GPA. "It's also a special honor for our team, where academics are an integral part of the program."

Three other Broncos received all-academic consideration. Junior Paul Davies, a biology major with a 3.69 overall GPA, earned Honorable Mention. Junior Mike Jarmuth, a pre-business major with a 3.57 GPA, and junior Dana Lattery, a pre-medicine major with a 3.34 GPA, received Special Mention. The honored players are among 17 on the Bronco squad with overall GPAs of 3.00
or higher.

Cousineau paces the team in shots (99) and shares top honors in assists (17). He also leads active Broncos with 143 career games played and is a point shy of 100 for his career.

A native of Waterloo, Ont., Cousineau also was named to the CCHA All-Academic Team last year. He is one of nine Broncos to earn recognition on two occasions, and the first since Jeff Rucinski (1996-97 and 1997-98).

Media contact: Daniel Jankowski, 269 387-4138, daniel.jankowski@wmich.edu

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