Runs in the family

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Stacy Dey '08 and her brother Nate Dey '08

Stacy Dey ’08 (right) and her brother, Nate Dey ’08, graduated with the same degree — a bachelor of science in finance.

St. Cloud State gained a little national television exposure this spring as the brother-sister act of Nate ’08 and Stacy ’08 Dey, Maplewood, were featured in the National Collegiate Athletic Association “NCAA On Campus Program” in April. The monthly 30-minute look at NCAA college sports airs nationally on ESPN Classic and ESPNU and is posted on the NCAA Web site.

The Deys grabbed the attention of “NCAA On Campus” because both played intercollegiate ice hockey for St. Cloud State. A four-year standout for the Huskies at forward, Nate completed his career in 2007-08 with 30 goals, 49 assists and 79 points. He set a team record this winter by playing in 159 games during his career. Stacy also finished her career with the Huskies last winter. A four-year veteran on defense, she played in 117 games during her career and accounted for one goal and 11 assists.

To complete the feature on the Deys, an “NCAA On Campus” production crew from Indianapolis-based DL Images ventured north to St. Cloud State during the last week of March. On-screen personality Melissa Knowles and production chief Lee Nassau spent about four hours on campus interviewing men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko ’89 and women’s hockey coach Jeff Giesen ’93 along with the Deys.

The exposure on “NCAA On Campus” capped a busy year in the spotlight for the Deys, as the duo were featured by several media outlets during their time as Huskies. Additions to their media “clip book” included a feature in the March edition of Minnesota Score magazine, on-line coverage through WCHA.com and a feature on WCCO TV in 2007.

Find the complete “NCAA On Campus” story on Nate and Stacy at www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=631 (Click on the April 2008 link in the Past Episodes list at the bottom of the page)

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