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RPI defenseman Bailen named to Capital One Academic All-American first team

RPI senior defenseman Nick Bailen was named to Capital One Academic All-American first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday.

Bailen, who led the Engineers in scoring last season with 12 goals and 19 assists, had a 3.88 grade-point average. He was a double major in business and management/economics. He was a first-team All-ECAC Hockey, and was a finalist for the ECACH Student-Athlete Award. Bailen had 105 points (33 goals, 72 assists) during his college career, which included one year at Bowling Green.

After RPI's season ended, Bailen signed with the AHL's Rochester Americans and had three assists in in nine games. Bailen recently signed with Tappara of the Finnish Elite League.

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