BUFFALO, N.Y. - May 16 - Erie Community College sophomore Ryan Kaufman (Amherst, N.Y.) has been named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-District ® Men’s At-Large District I first team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. As a first-team selection, Kaufman is now eligible to be selected as a Capital One Academic All-America recipient.
Kaufman, a sophomore defenseman on the ECC hockey team, carries a 3.67 grade-point average while majoring in criminal justice. He was also named a The State University of New York Chancellor's Scholar Athletic Award recipient. He was one of 22 NJCAA members on the squad.
He also a named to the 2013 All-Region III hockey team as a second-team selection after appearing in 16 games and recording 4 goals and 11 assists. Kaufman, the team's top scoring defenseman, helped lead the Kats to back-to-back NJCAA championship semifinal games. He scored 13 points (1 goal/12 assists) in the 2011-12 season.