Harms named as a candidate for Senior CLASS Award in hockey

Harms named as a candidate for Senior CLASS Award in hockey
Friday, January 13, 2017
Harms named as a candidate for Senior CLASS Award in hockey

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Bemidji State University forward Brendan Harms is one of 15 NCAA Division I student-athletes named as a candidate for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate hockey.

Harms is currently second on the team in scoring with 16 points (7g-9a), while his six power-play markers leads the team.

In, 128 games in a green and white sweater, Harms has accumulated 32 goals and 51 assists for 83 career points. He has posted three consecutive 20-point seasons and finished among the Beavers’ top four scorers in each season at BSU. Harms is a two-time WCHA Scholar Athlete, a two-time Academic All-WCHA selection, an All-WCHA honoree and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.

Harms is a business administration major with a minor in human performance and is on track to graduate in the spring of 2017.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The 15 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists in February, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Frozen Final Four® in April.

Here is a complete list of candidates for the 20161-17 Senior Class Award for men’s hockey: Gavin Bayreuther, St. Lawrence; Will Butcher, Denver; James de Haas, Clarkson; Max French, Bentley; Parker Gahagen, Army West Point; David Goodwin, Penn State; Brendan Harms, Bemidji State; Johnny Hrabovsky, Air Force; Alexander Kerfoot, Harvard; Justin Kloos, Minnesota; Brock Maschmeyer, Northern Michigan; Chad McDonald, Ferris State; Nick Schilkey, Ohio State; John Stevens, Northeastern; and Eric Sweetman, St. Lawrence.

Bemidji State (15-8-3; 15-3-2-2 WCHA) owns first place through the first 20 games of the WCHA season and has already clinched a berth into the league’s postseason playoff. The Beavers will take this weekend off and return to Sanford Center Jan. 20-21 when they host Ferris State University for a two-game WCHA series.

Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).