SignUp
Ice Hockey MM
Sport Page
Mattson owns a 3.97 grade-point average in entrepreneurship.
Junior Mattson named CoSIDA Academic All-American
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Wednesday 06/05/2014 09:21:55 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota junior defenseman Nick Mattson has been named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Third Team by a vote of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Mattson is an entrepreneurship major with a 3.97 cumulative grade-point average. In April, he received the NCAA Elite 89 Award for men’s ice hockey for having the highest grade-point average among NCAA Frozen Four participants.

He was also named to the academic all-conference team by the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), the second straight year he has earned academic all-conference honors. The Chanhassen, Minn., native has been named to the Dean’s List in each of his first five semesters at UND.

A 2010 draft pick of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks, Mattson appeared in 40 games in 2013-14 and ranked fifth among NCHC defensemen with a career-high 23 points. He also led UND’s defensemen with  a career-high 19 assists.

The academic All-America at-large teams honor student-athletes in the sports of women’s bowling, women’s crew, men’s and women’s fencing, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s rifle, men’s and women’s skiing, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s water polo, and men’s wrestling.

Click HERE or visit www.cosida.com to view the complete 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Team.

Notes: UND women’s hockey sophomore goalie Shelby Amsley-Benzie was also named a 2014 Capital One Academic All-American today, giving UND four academic All-Americans so far in 2013-14. Volleyball senior Ronni Munkeby and baseball senior Patrick Riewer were recognized earlier this year … UND has now had at least two academic All-Americans in each of the last eight years and in 14 of the past 15 years … Mattson is the third academic All-American in UND men’s hockey history, joining two-time honoree Karl Goehring (2000-01, 1999-00) and Chay Genoway (2008-09).
Game Notes: Host Utes next up in Salt Lake City
After taking Thanksgiving Day off, UND will take on host Utah on Friday at 9 p.m. CT in game set to be televised on the Pac-12 Network. MORE
Through These Doors - 407 - Video Games
Following a sweep on the road at St. Cloud State, the North Dakota men's hockey team returns home to host Omaha for the Subway Holiday Classic over the Thanksgiving weekend. MORE
Join us at the UND Fan Luncheon on Friday!
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Four University of North Dakota head coaches and a former UND coach will be among the scheduled guests at Friday's UND Fan Luncheon at Alerus Center. MORE
Schweigert wraps year with highlights of win at UNC
Head coach Bubba Schweigert joined Dan Hammer on this week's UND Sports Extra to recap UND's season-ending win over Northern Colorado, and look back at the past season. MORE
Asst. coach Dane Jackson joins the coach's corner
Watch assistant men's hockey coach Dane Jackson as he joins the Insider Weekly panel to talk about the season so far and to preview the upcoming weekend. MORE

advertisement