Anderson, Frattin Named UND Athletes of the YearJunior distance runner Lindsay Anderson has been named the University of North Dakota's 2010-11 Grace Rhonemus Female Athlete of the Year, and senior hockey player Matt Frattin has been named UND's Glenn "Red" Jarrett Male Athlete of the Year.
By: Ryan Powell, UND Media Relations
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Junior distance runner Lindsay Anderson has been named the University of North Dakota's 2010-11 Grace Rhonemus Female Athlete of the Year, and senior hockey player Matt Frattin has been named UND's Glenn "Red" Jarrett Male Athlete of the Year.
The awards were announced tonight at UND's annual Night of Champions spring awards program at the Memorial Union, and were determined by a vote of the athletics department's entire coaching staff.
Anderson, who transferred to UND from the University of Iowa prior to the season, has dominated the Great West Conference (GWC) in two sports this season. During the fall, Anderson was named the GWC Cross Country Female Athlete of the Year after winning the conference meet by 13 seconds, UND's first Division I individual conference championship. The Leeds, N.D., native also won four of give GWC Athlete of the Week honors during the cross country season.
During the indoor track and field season, Anderson won individual conference titles in the mile run, the 3,000-meters and the 5,000-meters, setting a conference record in the latter. A communication sciences and disorders major, Anderson was named to the GWC Fall All-Academic team.
Frattin was named a Hobey Baker Award finalist and a first-team All-American after leading the NCAA with 36 goals - the most scored by a Sioux since 1990-91 - and finishing second in the national scoring race with 60 points. The Toronto, Ontario, native led UND to a berth in the NCAA Frozen Four, as well as Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) regular season and playoff championships. Frattin was named the most valuable player of the WCHA Final Five after scoring the game-winning goal in both Sioux victories.
He was also named the College Hockey News Player of the Year, the WCHA Player of the Year, the WCHA Scoring Champion, and a WCHA first-team selection. A recreation and tourism studies major, Frattin was also named to his second All-WCHA Academic team.