Bulldogs' Sandelin to Receive Clifford Award

By KBJR News 1

June 6, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2013 at 9:39 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) men's hockey coach Scott Sandelin has been named the recipient of the University of North Dakota's (UND) Tom Clifford Award, an award recognizing alumni who serve with distinction as athletic coaches at the high school or college levels.

Sandelin has spent the past 12 seasons with the Bulldogs, amassing a career record of (231-229-63) and leading the program to its first-ever NCAA Division I championship in the 2010-11 season.

The Hibbing, Minn. native has coached two Hobey Baker Award winners and six All-Americans while at UMD, and he was named the 2003-04 recipient of the Spencer Penrose Award as the NCAA Division I coach of the year.

Sandelin spent six seasons as an assistant coach at UND before coming to UMD, serving on staffs that won both the 1997 and 2000 NCAA Division I championships.

While in school, Sandelin played four seasons and was a two-year captain for UND. He totaled 93 points in 149 career games and was named a second-team All-American in the 1985-86 season.

A ceremony honoring Sandelin as well as UND's 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 14 at the Gorecki Center in Grand Forks, N.D.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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