Nov. 15, 2012
Air Force senior Stephen Carew is one of 20 collegiate hockey players named a candidate for the Senior CLASS award, recognizing student-athletes who have combined excellence in athletics, academics and community service.
Carew carries a 3.14 cumulative grade point average and has a 3.51 GPA in his major of management. He has been on the superintendent's list once for excellence in academics, military and athletics in the same semester. An academic all-conference selection, he has been on the dean's list four times and the commandant's list three times (military excellence). Carew was selected as a team captain by his teammates for the 2012-13 season. This past summer, he was an instructor on the obstacle course during Basic Cadet Training, assisting the incoming freshmen through the physical demands of the summer program. Despite the academic and military demands of being a cadet at a service academy, he has volunteered his limited free time for several causes. Each of his four years, he has worked the Walk to Cure Diabetes for the Juvenile Research Diabetes Foundation, assisting with the logistics of the day and signing autographs during the event. He has also volunteered for the Adopt-a-School Program all four years which includes reading to children at local elementary schools and talking about the importance of education. The past two years, he has volunteered for the MS Walk by playing hockey with kids at the event, signing autographs and assisting with the logistics of the Walk. Carew has played in 121 career games (as of Nov. 15) and has 23 goals, 20 assists, 43 points and eight power-play goals in his career. A versatile athlete, Carew has played in 38 career games on defense and 83 at forward. This season, he is second on the team with four goals and tied for eighth with five points (4-1-5).
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 candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 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 finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Frozen Four® in Pittsburgh April 11 and 13.
The 20 candidates for the prestigious award are Nick Bailen, RPI; Brett Beebe, Western Michigan; Danny Biega, Harvard; Kyle Bonis, Ferris State; Stephen Carew, Air Force; Nick D'Agostino, Cornell; Kyle Flanagan, St. Lawrence; Alex Gerke, Connecticut; Ben Hanowski, St. Cloud State; Connor Hardowa, New Hampshire; Seth Helgeson, Minnesota; Adam Henderson, Alaska; Brendan Jamison, Robert Morris; Mike Johnson, Notre Dame; Dan Koudys, Bentley; and Ryan Little, Wisconsin.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.