Clemmenson, Smith Named to NFHCA National Academic Squad
March 5, 2013
By Currie McFayden, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeHockey)
Both players received the honor for the first time in their careers. All six of the ACC member schools were also represented on the team.
In order to qualify for the squad, each student-athlete must have recorded a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year.
Clemmenson, a sophomore health and exercise science major from Farmington, Conn., took a strong step forward in her second year with the Demon Deacons. She competed in 17 of the 20 contests and made one start in the 3-2 upset of then-No. 9 Duke on Sept. 8. After not recording a shot or a point during her freshman season, Clemmenson scored the first goal of her career against Michigan on Aug. 26 and went on to record a pair of assists against Appalachian State and Radford as well.
Smith, a freshman hailing from Williamsburg, Va., appeared in four games for Wake Forest in 2012, including one start in the 8-0 rout of Appalachian State on Sept. 14. Although she did not record a point, the Deacs posted a flawless 4-0 record in the games that she appeared in, outscoring their opponents by a remarkable 21-1 margin. Just one semester into her academic career as a Demon Deacon, Smith has yet to declare a major.
The Wake Forest duo joins 42 other ACC honorees for the 2012 season, led by Duke's 12 recipients.