OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Senior Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, BC) of the Brown men's hockey team has been named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award, which is presented each year to the outstanding senior NCAA Division I Student-Athlete of the Year across ten different sports.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
A two-time team captain, Robertson has proven to be an exceptional all-around player and leader for the Bears throughout his career. Robertson, an All-Ivy First Team selection last season, finished tied for fourth on the team with 20 points (3g, 17a) and led the team with 17 assists. He was also +9 during the season, third on the team, and led the Bears with 65 blocked shots. Equally effective on both ends of the ice, Robertson was also a big part of the Bears' special teams, playing on both the top power play and penalty kill. In 102 career games, the Toronto Maple Leafs draftee and two-time ECAC All-Academic honoree has earned 56 points (12g, 44a).
Of the 20 candidates, 12 have grade point averages of 3.5 or higher. There are two American Hockey Coaches Association All-Americans from last season.
The 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Men's Frozen Final Four® in April.
Mac Bennett, Michigan Cole Ikkala, Union (N.Y.)
Jack Berger, Princeton Andy Iles, Cornell
Sam Brittain, Denver Stephen Johns, Notre Dame
Greg Carey, St. Lawrence Nick Jones, Mercyhurst
Scott Czarnowczan, Ferris State Dennis Robertson, Brown
Nic Dowd, St. Cloud State Kevin Ryan, Niagara
Kyle Gibbons, Canisius Steven Shamanski, Providence
Kevin Goumas, New Hampshire Dillon Simpson, North Dakota
Jordan Heywood, Merrimack Ryan Walters, Nebraska-Omaha
Brock Higgs, Rensselaer Matt Zarbo, Clarkson
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.