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Posted: March 19th, 2010
FROZEN FOUR NOTES: Bendus earns NCAA Elite 88 Award

Vicki Bendus (Contributed/Mercyhurst College)

MINNEAPOLIS – Mercyhurst College junior forward Vicki Bendus was honored as the NCAA Elite 88 Award winner on Thursday night at the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four Champions Banquet at TCF Bank Stadium.

The award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest grade-point average at the Frozen Four tournament. She has built a 3.937 GPA and is majoring in biology/pre-medicine while tying teammate Jesse Scazano for the NCAA Division I lead with 65 points. Bendus also ranks among the top five in several other categories.

Bendus was named College Hockey America player of the year and an all-CHA first team selection as well as a top-three finalist for the 2010 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented to the nation’s top women’s player.

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