WAKEFIELD, Massachusetts --The University of Maine had 16 student-athletes named to the 2013–2014 Men's Hockey East All-Academic Team announced on Friday. Each of the student-athletes had a grade point average of 3.0 or better in each of the two academic periods in which he was competing. Rookie Eric Schurhamer (St. Paul, Minnesota) was named to the Hockey East Academic All-Star Team, which honors the top grade point averages by position. Brice O'Connor (Londonderry, New Hampshire) and Jon Swavely (Reading, Pennsylvania) were named "Distinguished Scholars" for having been named to the All-Academic Team in each of their four years at Maine.
Schurhamer was named to the Hockey East Academic All-Star Team at defense, as he posted a 3.96 grade point average in his first year at Maine. The Black Bears were one of just four schools to have a player selected to the 2013-2014 Hockey East Academic All-Star Team.
Merrimack led the way as it had 19 players selected to the Hockey East All-Academic Team, while Maine and UMass Lowell were a close second, as each had 16 different players honored.
O'Connor and Jon Swavely were two of just 11 student-athletes that received "Distinguished Scholar" status. Each achieved a 3.0 or better in each semester over four varsity seasons.
Will Merchant (Eagan, Minnesota), Conor Riley (Massena, New York), Jake Rutt (Scarborough, Maine), Devin Shore (Ajax, Ontario), Steven Swavely (Reading, Pennsylvania) and Kyle Williams (Bowdoinham, Maine) were all selected for the second time in their careers.
Cam Brown (Natick, Massachusetts), Brady Campbell (Blenheim, Ontario), Stu Higgins (Troy, Michigan), Brian Morgan (Windham, New Hampshire), Dan Renouf (Pickering, Ontario) and Schurhamer were all recognized for the first time.