ALBANY, N.Y. – Quinnipiac senior forward Bo Pieper (Roseville, Minnesota) has been named the recipient of the 2018 ECAC Men’s Hockey Student-Athlete-of-the-Year Award, as announced today by ECAC Hockey.
The league’s most prestigious award is presented annually to a student-athlete who excels in the classroom, participates in a minimum of 50 percent of the team’s games, and demonstrates leadership on and off the ice.
Pieper is the second consecutive Quinnipiac student-athlete to earn the award, joining former Bobcats standout Derek Smith, the 2017 recipient.
Pieper’s selection for the honor came from an outstanding group of student-athletes, one representing each ECAC Hockey institution. The honorees from each program are Tim Lappin, Brown; Devin Brosseau, Clarkson; Sebastian Weberg, Colgate; Mitch Vanderlaan, Cornell; Devin Buffalo, Dartmouth; Nathan Krusko, Harvard; David Hallisey, Princeton; Viktor Liljegren, Rensselaer; Ryan Lough, St. Lawrence; Connor Light, Union; and Adam Larkin, Yale.
The Minnesota native enjoyed a solid senior campaign, racking up 11 goals - tied for third most on the team - and seven assists for 18 points, while playing in all 38 of the Bobcats’ contests. Four of his 11 goals came via the power play and three tallies proved to be game-winning goals.
A three-time ECAC Hockey all-academic honoree, Pieper is a six-time Dean’s List recipient, two-time Quinnipiac Scholar-Athlete and served as the inaugural President of Quinnipiac’s Engineering Honors Society. In addition, Pieper interned for Orbital ATK in Minneapolis, Minnesota, one of the top defense and aerospace engineering contractors in the nation.
Pieper appeared in 158 contests during his career with Quinnipiac, amassing 32 goals and 33 assists for 65 points. He enjoyed his most productive offensive campaign as a junior, tying for the team lead in goals with 13 and finishing tied for fourth in points with 25.
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