Recent Warner Pacific graduate Kelsey Mattsen has been named the 2011-12 Cascade Collegiate Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the conference office announced Monday.
The annual awards, voted on by the CCC's athletic directors, are presented to one male and one female who have distinguished themselves on the field of play and in the classroom during the academic year.
Mattsen is a four-time All-Cascade Conference women's basketball performer, and two-time CCC Defensive Player of the Year. She graduated this spring with a degree in Human Biology/Pre Med and was named the Most Outstanding Science major for the graduating class. Her accumulative GPA was 3.76. Mattsen was chosen for the prestigious Murdock Scholars Program, where she performed original research and presented a paper on the effects of anemia on the mitral valve of fetal sheep using 4D Echocardiography.
In addition, Kelsey has done volunteer work for Mt. Scott Elementary School, the WPC Alumni Organization, the WPC athletic department's golf tournament, and WPC basketball camps.