University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) senior defenseman Catherine Daoust has been named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) outstanding student-athlete of the year, it was announced on Wednesday.
Daoust, a native of L'Île-Bizard, Québec, is a mechanical engineering major at UMD and carries a 4.0 grade point average, making the dean's list every semester she's been enrolled.
"Catherine is the perfect example of what it truly means to be a student-athlete," UMD head coach Maura Crowell said. "She embodies both parts of the moniker that is so often used, we sometimes forget how difficult it is to truly be one."
Daoust is a three-time recipient of the WCHA scholar-athlete award and is planning to attend a master's program in aerospace engineering. This season on the ice, she tallied a career-best 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) and led the Bulldogs with 67 blocked shots.