November 14, 2012

Brandon Nunn Named A Senior Class Award Candidate

WORCESTER, Mass.­ – Holy Cross senior men's hockey player Brandon Nunn (Fairport, N.Y.) has been named one of 20 candidates for the 2012-2013 Senior CLASS Award as college hockey's outstanding NCAA Division I senior student-athlete for the men's hockey division.

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. The 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, Division I men's coaches and fans who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. 

Nunn has played in 87 career games with 28 goals and 23 assists for 51 points. He has been named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week once and the AT&T Crusader of the Week twice during his career. This season his five goals are tied for first on the team, his four assists are fourth and his nine points are second. Nunn has also been strong in the classroom as he has a 3.67 total grade point average as an Economics major and has earned Atlantic Hockey All-Academic team honors every season.

Nunn started Power Play Points For Pink. All home power play goals raise money through pledges from the community. The money pledged benefits PINK Revolution. PINK Revolution is an alliance of dedicated individuals with a unified commitment to those touched by breast cancer. Its mission is to support early detection and prevention strategies, fund clinical research advancements and promote survivorship programs in Central Mass. through its affiliation with the UMass Memorial Comprehensive Breast Center. Nunn seeks out and collects donations for the cause. Last year he raised over $4,000 for breast cancer research. For more information and to donate go here: http://www.powerplaypointsforpink.com/

Nunn has also took part in Crusaders for Kids, a big brother type of program set up by the players to bring inner city kids to other sporting events on campus as well as in the community.

The Crusaders (6-2-0 overall, 5-2-0 AHA) return to the Hart Center on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, to play RIT (2-6-1 overall, 1-3-1 AHA). Both games will start at 3:00 p.m.

Go here for Senior Class Award Website

Senior Class Award Men's Hockey Candidates

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
Ryan Little, Wisconsin
Mark Nemec, Maine
Brandon Nunn, Holy Cross
Cheyne Rocha, Army
Steven Spinell, Miami (Ohio)