- Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations
Dennis Robertson holds a 3.36 GPA and is expected to graduate in May of 2014 with a degree in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations. An outstanding student-athlete, Robertson is a three-time member of the ECAC All-Academic Team and was named an Academic All-Ivy honoree as a junior.
Robertson served as the team captain as a junior last season and was once again elected captain by his teammates as a senior, a tribute to his longstanding leadership qualities. During the summer after his freshman year, Robertson and five other teammates rescued three teenagers from drowning at South Shore Beach. Robertson, a former lifeguard in his hometown, led the charge to save the trio of teens caught in a deadly riptide. For his efforts, Robertson was awarded the 2012 Silver Medal for Bravery and the M.G. Griffiths Award (awarded to a proficiency award holder who applied skill and knowledge gained through Lifesaving Society programs to aid a victim of an aquatic emergency) from The Lifesaving Society BC and Yukon Branch.
Robertson is an active member of the Brown and Providence community. A captain, Robertson spearheaded the program’s annual connection with the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School in the East Side of Providence, as the team sends players to read to a third grade class on a weekly basis. In connection with the Movember Foundation, a non-profit organization that runs the global men’s health initiative, Movember, Robertson started a puck toss event for charity. Additionally, Robertson will lead Brown in the program’s third year with Team IMPACT, a non-profit organization that matches children with life-threatening illnesses with collegiate sports teams in the New England area.
Robertson earned First Team All-Ivy recognition last season as the team’s top defenseman and led the Bears with 17 assists and 65 blocked shots. Equally effective on both sides of the puck, Robertson played on the team’s top power play and penalty kill, also appearing in all 36 contests. A former ECAC All-Rookie selection, Robertson was named to the Second Team All-Ivy team as a freshman and sophomore. In 98 career games, the Toronto Maple Leafs draftee has earned 53 points on 11 goals and 42 assists.