Amanda Colin Nominated for 2014 Hockey Humanitarian Award

Official Hockey Humanitarian Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Quinnipiac women's ice hockey senior captain Amanda Colin (Burnsville, Minn.) was named as one of the 18 players nominated for the 2014 Hockey Humanitarian Award. The award, in its 19th year, is presented to college hockey's "finest citizen" and seeks to rec ognize college hockey players, male or female, from Divisions I, II and III. She becomes the first player in program history to ever receive a nomination for the Hockey Humanitarian Award.

The Humanitarian Award will be presented to one player, regardless of gender, at the Men's Frozen Four in conjunction with the Hobey Baker Memorial Award in Philadelphia on April 11, 2014. The group of 18 nominees will be shortened to a list of five finalists announced later this month. All finalists will be interviewed either in-person or via Skype in preparation for the committee's to make a choice on their winner.

Colin, who was unanimously elec ted as the team captain this season, has been an omnipresent team leader and visionary through her four years at Quinnipiac. In addition to a storied career on the ice, Colin has made a name for herself off the skating surface with her commitment to service, pursuit of excellence in the classroom and development as a leader.

Among her many service activities performed outside the classroom include her work over the better part of four years for Relay for Life at Quinnipiac, wherein she has raised over $2,000 for the American Cancer Society. She has volunteered at local scho ols including Bear Path Elementary and Jepson New Haven School where she helps in reading nights, presentations to elementary-aged children on time management and hard work and has also helped build a playground for a local elementary school in Hamden. She recently spoke to a group of over 400 local high school athletes on leadership, being a captain and the value of college athletics. She has maintained relationships with a local Ronald McDonald House and local animal shelter, volunteering her time and coordinating team efforts at both venues. During the offseason, Colin served as the assistant coach for North Edge hockey's U-19 team and has volunteered at numerous camps, clinics and demonstrations in the Hamden area. Taking the time to accomplish every endeavor in which Colin has participated the last four years takes a certain m otivation, determination and drive but it takes even more to dedicate oneself in the classroom.

A true student-athlete, Colin's resume in the classroom speaks for itself. As an Accounting/Computer Informati on Services double major, minoring in Finance, Colin maintains a 3.79 GPA and has been named to the Dean's List all four years at Quinnipiac. This past semester, the School of Business honored Colon with one of its highest undergraduate honors as one o f only three student recognized with the Emerging Leader Award, presented at the famed Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. In addition, she earned a paid internship with Ernst & Young as an IT Auditor in the summer of 2013 which led to a full-time position starting in the fall of 2014. She continues to be honored as a National Scholar Athlete Award by the American Women's College Hockey Alliance (2010-13) and Scholar Athlete Award at Quinnipiac (2011-13, and on track for 2014). She participated and received third place in Travelers IT Case Competition and was also an ECAC Hockey Finalist for Academic Player of the Year. She also has an appreciation for helping others in the classroom as she works in The Learning Commons on-campus, serving as a tutor for students in business courses focused on Accounting and Computer Information Systems. Throughout all her service inside and outside the classroom, Colin has rounded into a driven and dedicated leader that personifies one of college hockey's "finest citizens."

Colin is a driven leader, having never missed a game in her four-year career at Quinnipiac and leading the Bobcats to an average of 20 wins per season since she first stepped on campus. Before being named team captain this past offseason, she served as the assistant captain during the 2012-13 season. Since 2012, Colin has also taken reigns as the Community Service Leader for the women's ice hockey team, tasked with organizing and executing team efforts in and around the community throughout the season. She is a two-time Relay for Life Team Captain and also participated in the Target L eadership Symposium at Quinnipiac in the spring of 2012.

Throughout the past three and a half years as a student-athlete at Quinnipiac, Colin has built-up a distinguished mark that includes well-rounded service in the community, pursuit of excellence in the classroom and development as a leader. Those interested in learning more about the award, including past winners, can visit the official website of the Hockey Humanitarian Award:

2014 Nominees

Player                      Year             School                                 
Wade Bennet Senior University of Denver
Amanda Colin Senior Quinnipiac University
Nic Dowd Senior St. Cloud State University
Kelsie Fralick Junior Connecticut College
Alyssa Gagliardi Senior Cornell University
Jordan Heywood * Senior Merrimack College
Cole Ikkala Senior Union College
Andy Iles Senior Cornell University
Ashley Johnston Senior Union College
Mark MacMillan Junior University of North Dakota
Brandi Pollock Senior Robert Morris University
Danielle Rancourt Senior University of Vermont
Joe Rogers Senior University of Notre Dame
Jeffrey Reppucci * Senior College of the Holy Cross
Mike Santee Senior Army
Jocelyn Simpson Senior Colgate University
Max Smith Sophomore Concordia College
Kelly Wallace Senior Northeastern University

Repeat Nominee

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