|Title:||Academic Counselor/Tutor Coordinator|
Crissy Kerluke begins her 10th season in Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes. As the Athletic Academic Counselor for men’s ice hockey, Kerluke is responsible for overseeing the educational development and progress towards graduation for the team. She also provides a variety of academic support services including helping the student-athletes access the numerous academic resources available through the University of Maine.
Under Kerluke’s tutelage, Maine continues to excel in the classroom. In 2011-2012, Kerluke helped lead the team to their best academic year in history, posting a 3.16 GPA for the year. In the fall 2011 semester, the team posted a 3.31 GPA, the highest semester in program history. Sixteen students posted a 3.0 GPA or higher for the year. The spring 2012 semester also marked the tenth consecutive semester the team has posted a 3.0 GPA or higher.
During 2010-2011, the team posted a 3.03 GPA for the year and 15 players finished at a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
During 2009–10, Maine posted a 3.07 team GPA for the year. The Black Bears had 12 student-athletes named to the annual Hockey East All-Academic Team, which was second most in the league for posting a 3.0 GPA or higher in both semesters.
During 2008-09, Maine posted a 3.12 team GPA for the year, the second highest year in program history. In the spring 2009 semester, the team posted a 3.22 GPA, their second highest semester GPA. Eighteen students posted a 3.0 GPA or higher.
During the 2007–08 season, Maine posted a 3.11 team GPA for the year. The team also led Hockey East All-Academic Team selections, with 16 student-athletes posting a 3.0 GPA or higher in both semesters.
Kerluke has also been instrumental in improving the team’s graduation rate, including assistance to former players who left early to play professional hockey. Kerluke also works with women’s ice hockey, field hockey & softball. She also coordinates
tutoring and mentoring services for all Maine student-athletes. A native of St. Agatha, Maine, she resides in Hermon with her husband, Maine Associate Head coach, Dan. The couple has a daughter, Lilliana, born in April 2010.