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September 12, 2011

Former UW-Eau Claire COB student and hockey standout to receive award

Former University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire hockey player John Kearns, will receive the university’s Super Six Salute Award at the 2011 UW-Eau Claire Blugold Hall of Fame/Super Six Awards Banquet, Saturday, September 24. Currently, he plays professional hockey for the Idaho Steelheads.

While at UW-Eau Claire, Kearns was a healthcare administration major and business finance minor. 

Kearns was co-recipient of the 2011 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Max Sparger Men’s Ice Hockey Scholar-Athlete Award. 

A senior from Park Ridge, Il, Kearns was a three-time member of the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll and was named to the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) All-Academic Team following the 2009-10 season. Kearns also has been recognized on UW-Eau Claire’s Dean’s List.

Kearns received All-NCHA honorable mention laurels during the 2010-11 season. In 2010, he secured All-WIAC first team recognition and All-NCHA honorable mention accolades. He was named the Blugold Freshman of the Year in 2008.

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