Ged Wieschhoff, Bowdoin College

"I don't think I could have been happier anywhere else," declares recent Bowdoin College graduate Ged Wieschhoff.

A neuroscience major and three-time Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar (representing the top 20% of all students with the highest cumulative GPA), Ged discovered a community at Bowdoin in which he could play hockey while pursuing lofty academic goals.

An Academic All-NESCAC honoree, Ged was a stalwart defender for the Polar Bears, and led his squad to the NESCAC Championship game in each of the past two seasons. He described the experience as "an amazing opportunity to be there as a team; to work for an entire year towards a common goal, and to share a great sense of triumph with 35 other awesome people."

A veteran of 64 career games, Wieschhoff credits the coaching staff, led by head coach Terry Meagher, for much of the team's success. "Their support extends beyond the hockey rink. They care most about your personal growth off the ice, and judge their success as coaches by the type of person you are when you leave Bowdoin."

"Ged was a committed student who played with great heart and served as a mentor to younger players," according to Meagher. "A good citizen and campus leader, he met all the expectations and standards that our rich tradition demands."

For Ged, life after college will lead him to medical school, where he will apply the same dedication and and commitment that brought him success at Bowdoin.