St. Cloud State men's hockey senior forward Nic Dowd was named the National Collegiate Conference's Scholar-Athlete of the Year as well as Defensive Forward of the Year.

Dowd has 25 points this season for the Huskies and carries a 3.6 GPA as a biomedical science major. Earlier in the day, Dowd was named one of ten finalists for this year's Hobey Baker Award.

The Huskies will learn their opponent in the upcoming NCAA Tournament on Sunday morning.