MANCHESTER, N.H. – Following her junior season, Maddie Scavotto of the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team became the first Saint Anselm student-athlete to be named an Academic All-America® honoree by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in 32 years when she received 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division II Women's At-Large Second Team honors from the organization on Wednesday.
Scavotto, who boasts a 4.0 GPA while double-majoring in psychology and Spanish, is Saint Anselm's third-ever CoSIDA Academic All-America® selection in any sport, joining Scott Thomas '86 and Stephanie Rioux '83. Thomas was a Second Team At-Large selection in 1986 in the sport of men's soccer and Rioux was a Third Team honoree in women's basketball in 1981. Among the 45 Division II student-athletes honored in the women's at-large category, Scavotto was one of three student-athletes recognized from the Northeast-10 Conference and one of just 13 non-seniors across the country to receive the accolade. Among the 23 Division II honorees with 4.0 GPAs, she was one of two achieve the feat as a double-major.
The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and academically. The women's at-large category recognizes student-athletes from the sports of beach volleyball, bowling, rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo. Scavotto was eligible for Academic All-America® honors after being named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Women's At-Large Team last month.
The honor is the latest in a line of numerous academic achievements for Scavotto, who previously earned American Hockey Coaches Association All-America Scholar honors and received the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association Academic Achievement Award in 2016-17. She has been named to the Saint Anselm College Dean's List in all five of her semesters on the Hilltop.
On the ice this season, Scavotto led all Division I and II goaltenders in goals-against average (0.99), while ranking third in save percentage (.942) and tied for fourth in shutouts (7). In 15 starts during her junior campaign, she went 10-2-3 with 243 saves while allowing 15 goals in over 900 minutes in net to help her team to a 21-4-4 record. Her 0.99 GAA this past winter is the second-lowest in program history, while she also ranked in the top-five for a single season in shutouts (t-third) and save percentage (fourth).
For her career, Scavotto boasts a 29-4-5 record while allowing just 40 goals in 38 starts for a 1.04 GAA, the second-best mark in program history. She also owns Saint Anselm's third-best career save percentage (.930) and ranks fifth in both wins (29) and shutouts (15), while sitting sixth in saves (534).