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Hockey star makes academic All-America team

Tyler Rugsegger

DU hockey standout Tyler Ruegsegger stands out in the classroom, too.

University of Denver senior hockey standout Tyler Ruegsegger was named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine academic All-America men’s first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Ruegsegger earned a 3.95 GPA in management and helped the Pioneers to a 27-10-4 record, their 12th WCHA regular-season championship and their 21st NCAA tournament appearance this season. Ruegsegger tallied a career-high 41 points on 16 goals and 25 assists, earned all-WCHA second-team accolades and was named as a WCHA Scholar-Athlete for the third straight year. With 28 career power play goals, Ruegsegger ranks third on Denver’s all-time list. One of the top-50 scorers in school history, he tallied 123 points on 56 goals and 67 assists in 147 career games. Named to the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honorary as a junior, he led Denver to 97 wins, one WHCA championship and three NCAA tournament appearances in his career.

Ruegsegger was named to the academic All-America second team last season and to the third team as a sophomore in 2007–08.

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