Tech’s Polglaze named Krampade All-American

Michigan Tech's TJ Polglaze is shown. (Courtesy Photo/Michigan Tech University)

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech sophomore TJ Polglaze was named a Krampade All-American Scholar on Tuesday by the American Hockey Coaches Association.

Polglaze, a forward from Beloit, Wisconsin, appeared in 29 games for the Huskies in 2019-20 and was also named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete and to the WCHA All-Academic Team. He has skated in 59 games for the Black and Gold and holds a 3.86 grade-point average in exercise science.

It is the fourth year the AHCA has awarded “Krampade All American Scholars.” Due to the effects of Covid-19 on actual grades in the spring, the AHCA adopted revised criteria for this year’s honorees. To qualify, a student-athlete must have attained a 3.75 GPA for the fall semester and participated in 40 percent of their school’s games.

“These are exceptional individuals,” said AHCA executive director Joe Bertagna. “The sport demands a great deal from these athletes so it is a great statement they make, individually and collectively, with their ability to attain this level of academic achievement while contributing at the NCAA Division I level.”


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