Janesville's Justin Runde was named as the recipient of the Al Welling Memorial Scholarship, it was announced Saturday at the Senior Class Tournament in Waupun.
Runde, a senior forward, tallied 12 points last season on seven goals and five helpers for the Bluebirds.
The Al Welling Memorial Scholarship fund was developed to carry on Al's legacy. The annual scholarship fund is awarded to a WIAA hockey playing HS Senior who best displays on and off the ice a commitment to giving back to his/her community.
The $1500 scholarship is given in honor of Welling, a Madison-area referee who passed away in 2004 and was elected to the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007.
|2013||Nate Teuscher||Madison East/LaFollette|
|2012||Carl Beglinger||Madison Edgewood|
|2011||Brendan Ahern||FDL Springs|
|2009||Evan Weber||Northland Pines|
|2008||Joel Schmocker||Park Falls|
|2005||Ryan Samz||Sauk Prairie|