OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Ten NCAA men’s hockey student-athletes who excel both on and off the ice were selected as finalists today for the 2014-15 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate hockey. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of finalists is below.
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 athletic platforms to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 candidates announced in October. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website through March 30. Fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award recipients will be announced during the 2015 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four.
|Austin Czarnik, Miami (Ohio)||Nick Mattson, North Dakota|
|Chad Dermers, Air Force||C.J. Motte, Ferris State|
|Spiro Goulakos, Colgate||Mike Paliotta, Vermont|
|Tanner Kero, Michigan Tech||Kyle Rau, Minnesota|
|Mark MacMillan, North Dakota||Cody Wydo, Robert Morris|