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Ben Strinden Named to the 2020-21 USHL All-Academic Team

By Mike Sontag, 07/19/21, 2:00PM EDT

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MUSKEGON, MI- Muskegon Lumberjacks forward Ben Strinden has been named to the USHL All-Academic team, putting him among the top six students in the league. Strinden carried an astounding 4.00 weighted GPA during the 2020-21 season.

"Ben is a hardworking young man and we are excited to see him receive recognition for his efforts," said President of Hockey Operations Steve Lowe.  “Not only does Ben's work as a two-way forward bring value to the ice but his leadership and perseverance reflect the golden standard of his character."

In Strinden's first year in the USHL, the Muskegon forward played 23 games, and tallied one goal and nine assists. When asked about his return to Muskegon for the upcoming season, Strinden said "I'm looking forward to taking on a bigger role and being a leader on a younger team."

Strinden identified science as his favorite subject in school, but plans to study finance and accounting at the University of North Dakota after his USHL career is over. 

The All-Academic team is composed of Strinden, Dubuque’s Connor Kurth and Hobie Hedquist, Lincoln's Noah Laba, Sioux Falls’s Ean Somoza, and Green Bay’s Damien Carfagna.