Math Professor Earns Sports Statistics Award

CANTON — St. Lawrence University mathematics faculty were nationally honored for a second time in less than 20 years for their continued work and research in the field of sports statistics.

Michael E. Schuckers, associate professor of mathematics, earned the Significant Contributor Award from the American Statistical Association’s Section of Statistics in Sports. Schuckers received the award this summer and delivered a talk titled “What Statistics/Analytics Tells Us about Ice Hockey.”

Schuckers is the second St. Lawrence University professor to receive the Section of Statistics in Sports. In 2004, Professor Robin H. Lock received the Significant Contributor Award. The title of his talk was “The Fastest Game on Ice.”

The American Statistical Association supports the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy.

The Section on Statistics in Sports was founded in 1992 in order to stimulate statistical research in sports to increase the availability of information concerning the science of statistics and its contribution to sports.

Schuckers is spending the Fall 2013 semester as a Fulbright Scholar at VTT Technical Research Centre in Espoo, Finland, as the recipient of the VTT Grant in Science, Technology and Innovation.