Biega Named Finalist For Senior CLASS Award

Danny Biega is one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, and the only finalist from ECAC Hockey (Kevin Burns).

Senior captain Danny Biega of the Harvard men’s hockey team has been named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, the organization announced Wednesday. Biega is one of ten finalists for the award, and the only finalist from an ECAC Hockey institution. 

Biega was announced as one of 20 candidates for the award in November, and was selected as a finalist by a media committee. College hockey fans now have the opportunity to vote for the winner of the award through March 25 by visiting the award website or the Senior CLASS facebook page. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Frozen Four in Pittsburgh April 11 and 13.

The Montreal, Que., native has been a mainstay on the Crimson blue line in his time at Harvard, and continues to anchor the defense in 2012-13. His nine points on two goals and seven assists is tops among Harvard defenders, and both of his goals have come during the annual Beanpot tournament. Biega is also on pace to break into the school’s all-time top five in games played, having suited up for 123 games in his career. He is coming off a junior year that saw him earn All-America accolades, ranking second on the team, and first among defensemen, in scoring. 

Biega is Harvard hockey’s second-ever candidate for the award, and first since Brian McCafferty ’09 was a candidate in 2009. 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. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School,® the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

Fans are encouraged to vote for the Senior CLASS Award either on the award website, or the Senior CLASS facebook page.