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Voigt promoted to assistant coach
UND has promoted Jackie Voigt to assistant coach, the school announced Thursday.
Voigt, the former director of operations, slides into the vacancy left by Val Sussex, who is the new assistant director of the UND Champions Club.
“The transition from director of basketball operations to a coach should be a seamless one for Jackie,” UND coach Travis Brewster said. “She fits the mold and she wants to be part of the tradition here at UND. Her experience as a student-athlete at a high level will help our posts continue to grow. Her ties to recruiting in Minnesota, the surrounding areas and AAU programs will be an additional plus for us.”
Voigt is a 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she was a four-year basketball starter, averaging 6.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. She ranks fifth in career defensive rebounds and eighth in career offensive rebounds at Minnesota.
After her college basketball playing career ended, Voigt played for the Minnesota soccer team in her senior season.
Voigt will work primarily with the UND posts and will aid in opponent scouting and recruiting.
Three GF players named all-state
Grand Forks placed three players on the North Dakota Class A high school all-state baseball team, as selected by the state’s coaches.
State runner-up Grand Forks Central landed one all-stater, junior pitcher-shortstop Zach Walz.
Grand Forks Red River, which placed third at the state tournament, had a pair of all-state picks in senior pitcher-first baseman Brady Regimbal and junior pitcher-shortstop Colin Hennessy.
Grand Forks Red River Jessica Dallman has been named to the first team on the North Dakota girls high school all-state soccer team, as selected by the state coaches.
Dallman, a junior forward, is a repeat all-state pick. She had a hand in almost all of the 9-7-2 Roughriders’ 22 goals this season, as she finished with team highs of 13 goals and six assists.
UND sophomore goaltender Shelby Amsley-Benzie has been named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Third Team by a vote of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Amsley-Benzie is a chemical engineering major and a mathematics minor with a 4.0 grade point average.
She was named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete and to the WCHA All-Academic Team. On the ice, she helped lead UNDto its second-consecutive WCHA Final Face-Off championship game.
Amsley-Benzie posted a 14-7-2 record in net this season and had a 1.21 goals-against average and a .958 save percentage during the postseason. She led the country with a .981 third-period save percentage, allowing only three third-period goals all season.
Mattson receives honor
Nick Mattson, a junior UND defenseman, 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 hockey for having the highest grade-point average among NCAA Frozen Four participants.
Mattson was also named to the academic all-conference team by the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) for the second straight season. 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 led UND’s defensemen with a career-high 19 assists.