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Tyson Wilson

School

Robert Morris University

Position
Defense
Major
Economics, Minors in Accounting & Legal Studies

Classroom

Tyson Wilson excels in the classroom with a wide range of courses under his belt. An economics major with minors in both accounting and legal studies, Wilson holds a 3.86 GPA with a perfect record on the dean’s list. Wilson has also been a Dean’s Scholar each semester and has been on the president’s list for three semesters with a perfect 4.0 GPA. He was named to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an academic honors society for business students. During his freshman season, Wilson was the Atlantic Hockey Student Athlete of the Year and has been on the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team every season.

Character

Wilson is a player of the highest character, determined to better himself and his teammates in any way possible. During his redshirt junior season, Wilson served as an assistant captain and is now the team captain as a senior. All this comes after perseverance through an injury that ended his sophomore season prematurely and resulted in a medical redshirt. Since returning to action, Wilson has not only been productive, but excellent, thanks to his strength of character and positive attitude.

Community

Wilson is involved in several community organizations, as well as in the pre-law club on campus. Wilson volunteers with the Arctic Foxes youth hockey program in Pittsburgh, serving as a coach and mentor for young athletes learning to play hockey. Wilson is a terrific ambassador to the youth hockey players in the community and takes pride in representing RMU Hockey to kids who could one day be a part of the program and just want to love playing hockey. A local community has also been the recipient of Wilson’s volunteer efforts as he’s a worker at the annual Sewickley Harvest Festival. Wilson has been a part of two campaigns to raise money and awareness: “Hockey Krushes Cancer” and “Bobby Mo Bros,” which both are cancer-fighting causes. “Hockey Krushes Cancer” was started after a former Colonials hockey player was diagnosed with cancer.

Competition

The competitive nature of Wilson is apparent in the way he carries himself on and off the ice. Outside of Robert Morris, Wilson has won medals with the Canadian Junior National Team and participated in an NHL development camp. As a member of the Colonials, Wilson has consistently been both an offensive and defensive threat. Wilson started strong earning all-rookie honors in his freshman season. That has continued throughout his career, earning team co-defensive player of the year honors as a redshirt junior. Wilson leads the conference and team in several statistical categories and is part of the Colonials NCAA-leading power play. He’s been a regular season and conference tournament champion and part of the RMU team that made it to the NCAA Tournament in 2014. Wilson has recently received second-team Atlantic Hockey honors.