It was announced by the Atlantic Hockey Association that five UConn men's hockey players earned All-Academic Honors, including former RoadRunner Corey Jendras. A player must have recorded at least a 3.0 grade point average in both the fall and spring semesters to earn a spot on the All-Academic Team.
Jendras, from Abingdon, Md. recieved the honor for the first time in the 2010-11 season. He was recently named an assistant captain for the 2011-12 season at the team's end-of-year banquet.
He played in Santa Fe for the RoadRunners after being called up from the WSHL El Paso Rhinos where he had amassed 99 points in 34 games. In Santa Fe, he put up a modest 15 points in 22 games. The following year he came to Topeka with the team and exploded for 30 goals and 39 assists (69 pts) in 57 games. He has returned to Topeka twice to compete in the Alumni Game
Looking back, Jendras appreciates the path his career took. “I was fortunate enough to get to play in both Santa Fe and Topeka. I thought Santa Fe was a great place to play and had some great loyal fans. Coming to Topeka the following year, though, was the highlight of my junior career.” As has been known to happen to players over the years, Topeka left a lasting impression. “Playing in Topeka is what junior hockey is all about. The rink, the locker room, the fans, and the booster club were all unbelievable. I looked forward to coming to the rink everyday and stepping foot on that ice because I was proud to be playing in Topeka. I owe a lot of my success to the city of Topeka.”