Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.
Minnesota Athletics hold annual event to thank donors for their support
Athletics and academics were celebrated in Gopher Athletics
Megan Bozek, Amanda Kessel and Noora Raty were all named First Team All-USCHO honorees.
Amanda Kessel and Noora Raty were named Co-Players of the Year, while Hannah Brandt was tagged Rookie of the Year.
Following a 6-1 win on Saturday, the Gopher women's hockey team fell to North Dakota, 3-2.
The Gophers completed a perfect season with a 6-3 win over Boston Univ. to win its second straight title.
The Gophers defeated North Dakota in three overtimes to advance to the 2013 Frozen Four.
The Gopher women's hockey team posted back to back shutouts of Bemidji State.
The Golden Gophers clinched the 2013 WCHA title with a sweep of UMD at Ridder Arena.
2013-14 Sophomore Season: Named WCHA Preseason Player of the Year scored Minnesota's first goal of the year at Colgate (Oct. 4) tied career-high with four assists at Colgate (Oct. 5) combined for six points (1g-5a) in season-opening series sweep at Colgate (Oct. 4-5) tallied two assists in 6-3 win at UMD (Oct. 19) recorded three points (2g-1a), including scoring the game-winner, in 4-3 win over Bemidji State (Oct. 26) had four points (1g-4a) in home-and-home sweep over Minnesota State (Nov. 1-2) assisted Milica McMillen's game-winning goal with 1:09 remaining in 4-3 comeback win at St. Cloud State (Nov. 9) led the Gophers with three points (1g-2a) in 6-1 win over North Dakota (Nov. 16) scored the game-winner in 5-1 win at Yale (Nov. 23) and added three points (1g-2a) in the 4-1 win over the Bulldogs (Nov. 24) for a four-point series led the Gophers with five points (2g-3a) and assisted both game-winning goals in the series sweep over Princeton (Nov. 30-Dec. 1).
2012-13 Freshman Season: Appeared in all 41 games finished second in the nation in scoring and set a Minnesota freshman record with 82 points (33g-49a) posted the team's best plus/minus ratio of +77 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top-10 Finalist USCHO.com Rookie of the Year All-USCHO.com Second Team WCHA Rookie of the Year All-WCHA First Team and All-WCHA Rookie Team recorded a hat trick in her first career game against Colgate (Sept. 28), which was the start of a 15-game point streak and a seven-game goal streak notched six points (2g-4a) in first career start against Colgate (Sept. 29) named WCHA Rookie of the Week (Oct. 3) for her nine-point (5g-4a) performance in the Colgate series (Sept. 28-29) tallied four points (1g-3a) in win over St. Cloud State (Oct. 5) had a goal and an assist in shutout of SCSU (Oct. 6) scored a goal and an assist in 5-0 win over St. Lawrence (Oct. 12) netted a goal in shutout of SLU (Oct. 13) received second WCHA Rookie of the Week honor (Oct. 24) for her six-point (2g-4a) weekend against Ohio State (Oct. 19-20) had a goal and an assist in series opener against North Dakota (Oct. 27) tallied three assists versus UND (Oct. 28) posted back-to-back games with two assists against Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 2-3) garnered third WCHA Rookie of the Week award (Nov. 7) after tallying four assists against UMD (Nov. 2-3) named WCHA Rookie of the Week for the fourth time for notching five points (3g-2a) against Minnesota State (Nov. 16-17) recorded five points (3g-2a) in win over New Hampshire (Nov. 24) had two assists in triumph over Wisconsin (Dec. 1) tagged WCHA Player of the Month by the American Hockey Coaches Association for tallying 14 points (6g-8a) during the month of November netted a goal in win versus Bemidji State (Dec. 7) notched two assists in shutout of BSU (Dec. 8) received fifth WCHA Rookie of the Week accolade for having three points (1g-2a) against Bemidji State (Dec. 7-8) had a seven-point weekend (2g-5a) in the home sweep of North Dakota (Jan. 11-12) recorded two goals and an assist in the 6-0 shutout of Minnesota State (Jan. 19) posted two goals, both game-winners, and two assists in the road sweep of Wisconsin (Jan. 25-27) to receive sixth WCHA Rookie of the Week honor (Jan. 30) had a five-point weekend (1g-4a) in a sweep of UMD (Feb. 1-2) and was named WCHA Rookie of the Week for the seventh time (Feb. 6) tallied three points (1g-2a) in an 8-0 rout of Bemidji State (Feb. 15) recorded an assist in the 3-2 overtime win over BSU (Feb. 16) had a goal in the final regular season game of the year versus SCSU (Feb. 23) posted four points (1g-3a) in the WCHA First Round sweep of Bemidji State (March 1-2) had a goal and an assist in the 5-0 win over Ohio State (March 8) in the semifinals of the WCHA Final Face-Off named to the WCHA Final Face-off All-Tournament Team netted a goal in the 3-2 triple-overtime triumph over UND (March 16) in the NCAA quarterfinals notched a goal in the 3-2 overtime victory against Boston College (March 22) in the NCAA semifinals tallied a goal in the national championship game against Boston University (March 24) named to the NCAA Women's Frozen Four All-Tournament Team.
High School/Club: A member of the U.S. Under-18 Team that won a gold medal at the 2011 World Championships played on the U.S. National Team that went 6-0 at the 2011 Twelve Nations Invitational played high school hockey at Hill-Murray High School, where she led her team to four-straight conference titles and a fourth place finish at the 2011 Minnesota State High School Tournament five-time All-Classic Suburban Conference honoree and four-time all-state award winner collected 45 goals and 25 assists for 70 points to lead Hill-Murray as a junior in 2010-11 2012 Ms. Hockey award winner 2012 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year 2012 Pioneer Press Player of the Year one of six players to be selected to the 2011 Star Tribune All-Metro first team, and was a second-team honoree as a sophomore in 2010 played club hockey with the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps.
Personal: Born November 27, 1993 daughter of Greg and Robin Brandt lettered in hockey, soccer, academics, and link crew in high school National Honor Society member an "A" Honor Roll student shoots right.