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Two Broncos gain Academic All-District honors

May 27, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- A pair of Western Michigan University student-athletes have been named to the Verizon Academic All-District IV Men's At-Large Team.

Ryan Maarschalk of Harare, Zimbabwe, a senior on the men's tennis team, earned first-team honors, while senior hockey player Dave Cousineau of Waterloo, Ontario, was placed on the third-team.

By earning first-team honors, Maarschalk's name will now appear on the national ballot, giving him a chance to be named an Academic All-American. This season, Maarschalk was named the team Most Valuable Player for the second straight year. He was named to the All-Mid-American Conference First Team and the Academic All-MAC team for the second straight season as well. He posted a career-year in his final campaign at WMU, earning career-highs in singles wins (29) and
overall victories (50) playing mostly from the No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles position. He finished his career ranked No. 11 on the Western Michigan all-time wins list. Maarschalk is also a two-time
recipient of the WMU Scholar Athlete of the Year Award, given annually to the male and female student-athletes with the highest overall GPA. Maarschalk graduated from Western Michigan in April with a 3.72 grade-point average in biomedical studies.

Cousineau received All-Central Collegiate Hockey Association Honorable Mention after leading Bronco defensemen in scoring, with 24 points. He led the team with 102 shots on goal and shared top honors with 17 assists. Cousineau concluded his career with 100 points (30 goals, 70 assists) and was a finalist for the CCHA Offensive Defenseman Award. An integrated supply management major with a 3.70 overall GPA, Cousineau was also named to the CCHA All-Academic Team
for the second straight season and was named a WMU Winner's Circle recipient.

Media contact: Travis McCurdy, 269 387-4138, travis.mccurdy@wmich.edu


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