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Three Women's Ice Hockey Players Honored At Scholar's Day

April 18, 2017

STORRS, Conn. - Three members of the UConn women’s ice hockey team were recently honored at the University’s annual Scholar’s Day Ceremony.

Junior goaltender Annie Belanger (Sherbrooke, Que.) was named by the University as a Babbidge Scholar.

A Babbidge Scholar has earned a 4.000 grade point average for the past two semesters, in this case – the spring 2016 and fall 2016 semesters. Belanger is a business major at UConn.

The honor is named after former UConn president Homer D. Babbidge, Jr., who served from 1962 to 1972.

Junior forward Lindsay Roethke (Buffalo, Minn.) and senior defenseman Lexi Lersch (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) were named New England Scholars by the University.

A New England Scholar has earned a 3.700 or higher semester grade point average for the past two semesters.

Roethke is an allied health sciences major while Lersch is a business major.

“Academics are a top priority in our program and these student athletes have done an amazing job of balancing a tough athletic schedule while maintaining excellence in the classroom,” said UConn head coach Chris MacKenzie. “Congratulations to our players and the other students from around our University that were recognized. Our program would also like to recognize and thank our Student-Athlete Success Program academic coordinator Lindsay Darcy and the entire SASP staff for their efforts with all of our student-athletes.”