Ice Hockey's Hunwick is 2011 Raeder's Raiders Spirit Award winner
April 1, 2011
Senior ice hockey goalie Shawn Hunwick is the recipient of the sixth Raeder's Raiders Spirit Award. The award was presented at the 21st Annual Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Awards Banquet in March.
The Raeder's Raiders Spirit Award was established in 2006 to recognize a varsity athlete for character, teamwork, dedication, perseverance and intensity of athletic performance while coming off the bench. It's named after J. Paul Raeder, a member of the Michigan football team from 1957 to 1961, and a number of his teammates known collectively as "Raeder's Raiders." The award is sponsored by the Raeder family.
"He never complained that in his first two and three-quarters seasons he saw just 20 minutes of game action," said head coach Red Berenson of Hunwick. "But when our starting goalie suffered an injury in the second-to-last game of the 2009-10 regular season, Hunwick stepped in and performed beyond all expectations."
Hunwick also came off the bench to record a 5-0 shutout against Michigan State in "The Big Chill at the Big House" in front of more than 104,000 at Michigan Stadium this past December.
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