Nov. 7, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- University of Michigan men's ice hockey senior captain defenseman Mac Bennett (Narragansett, R.I.) has been named one of 20 candidates for the 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award, it was announced today (Thursday, Nov. 7).
Bennett, who was named to the 2013-14 Big Ten Preseason Watch List back in September, has enjoyed a standout career at Michigan, entering the season with 51 points (12g, 39a) in 104 career games.
A musicology major in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Bennett has written his own songs and produced electronic music as part of his coursework, mastering music theory with work on the drums, guitar and piano.
Off the ice, Bennett is involved in several Michigan Student-Athlete Advisory Council events and has performed annually at Mock Rock, the Michigan student-athlete variety show. He has also visited C.S. Mott Children's Hospital with his teammates. Through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, which matches children and their families battling pediatric brain tumors with local teams, Bennett and his teammates adopted Dylan Rheker in November 2012.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
The 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four C's of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Men's Frozen Final Four in April.