Five Golden Gophers are among this year's WCHA individual postseason award recipients
Minnesota will celebrate its six seniors at a banquet Friday evening and in a pre-game ceremony on Sunday
Taylor Williamson and Caitlin Reilly each scored twice as Minnesota sealed the series sweep over North Dakota
The teams combined for three goals in the game's final 1:35 as Minnesota skated past the Fighting Hawks Friday night
Minnesota's nine honorees is a program high after topping last year's total of seven WCHA Scholar-Athletes
2016-17 • Senior Season: Named team assistant captain, WCHA Scholar-Athlete, and WCHA All-Academic honoree • recorded three assists in sweep against UMD, including on Sarah Potomak’s game-winning goal (Oct. 14-15) • scored game-winning goal, her first goal of the season, in 3-0 win against St. Cloud State (Oct. 28) • tallied two assists in series sweep against Minnesota State (Nov. 4-6) • had two points (1g-1a), including an assist on the game-winning goal, in the 4-0 win against Bemidji State (Nov. 26) • named WCHA Co-Offensive Player of the Week after recording three points (2g-1a), including her 100th point as a Gopher and both goals in the 2-0 win, in the series split at Wisconsin (Dec. 3-4) • had three points (2g-1a), including the shorthanded game-winning goal, in the series split at Boston University (Dec. 9-10) • had three points (1g-2a) in the 5-3 win against Minnesota State during the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum game (Jan. 8) • scored one goal in the series at Minnesota Duluth (Jan. 13-14) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after posting six points (3g-3a), including a game-winning assist, in the series sweep at Minnesota State (Feb. 3-4) • led the team with four points (1g-3a) in the series sweep against North Dakota (Feb. 10-11) • tallied an assist in the 3-2 WCHA First Round win against Bemidji State (Feb. 26).
2015-16 • Junior Season: Named WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic Team, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • posted a career-best 40 points (14g-26a), finishing fifth on the team • recorded back-to-back three-point games in sweep over St. Cloud State (Oct. 9-10) • tied career high with three assists in 7-0 win over St. Cloud State (Oct. 9) • recorded three points (1g-2a) in 11-0 win over St. Cloud State (Oct. 10) • had four points (2g-2a) in sweep at Ohio State (Oct. 16-17) • recorded three points (1g-2a) in split at UND (Oct. 29-30) • had a three-point game (1g-2a) in 4-0 win over Bemidji State (Nov. 13) • recorded two assists in 6-1 win over Yale (Nov. 20) • recorded two goals, including the game-winner, in 7-0 win over St. Cloud State in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum game (Dec. 11) • had three points (2g-1a) in 9-0 win vs. Ohio State (Jan. 10) • had two assists, including one on the game-winning goal, in 2-1 win at Bemidji State (Jan. 30) • had four points (1g-3a) in series sweep at UMD (Feb. 12-13) • had two points (1g-1a) in 4-3 overtime win vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 20) • had four points (2g-2a), one of which was an assist on a game-winning goal, in the WCHA First Round sweep vs. Ohio State (Feb. 26-27) • had an assist on the game-winning goal in 2-0 WCHA Final Face-off semifinal win vs. North Dakota (March 5).
2014-15 • Sophomore Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, WCHA Scholar Athlete, WCHA All-Academic Team, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • appeared in all 41 games and ranked 10th on the team with 22 points (7g-15a) • had six multi-point games • recorded an assist in 5-2 win over Boston University (Oct. 4) • recorded an assist in 3-3 overtime tie at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 11) • set up game-tying goal in 2-1 overtime win at Wisconsin (Oct. 18) • tied her career-best with four points (2g-2a) in sweep at Ohio State (Nov. 14-15) • had two points (1g-1a) in 5-0 win over St. Cloud State in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women's Faceoff Classic at Braemar Arena (Nov. 24) • recorded one goal and one assist in 7-0 win over St. Cloud State (Dec. 6) • scored a goal in 3-1 win over Ohio State (Jan. 31) • had assists in back-to-back games, setting up the Gophers' first goal and game-winning goal in 3-1 win at North Dakota (Feb. 7) and adding another in 7-1 win over UMD (Feb. 13) • had a three-game point streak (Feb. 21-28) • led the team with three points (1g-2a) in 6-2 NCAA quarterfinal win over RIT (March 14).
2013-14 • Freshman Season: Played in 39 games • ranked fourth in the nation among rookies with 29 points (7g-22a) • had six multi-point games, including five multi-assist games • made collegiate debut and recorded first collegiate point with an assist in season-opening 3-1 win at Colgate (Oct. 4) • scored first collegiate goal on the power-play in 4-0 win at Bemidji State (Oct. 25) • had first career multi-point game with two assists, including setting up the game-winner, in 9-1 win over Princeton (Dec. 1) for a series-high three assists in the sweep over the Tigers (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) • recorded two assists in sweep at Ohio State (Dec. 7-8) • assisted Hannah Brandt's game-winning goal in 6-0 win over Ohio State (Jan. 10) • picked up an assist during 4-0 win over Minnesota State on the outdoor ice at TCF Bank Stadium in the Hockey City Classic (Jan. 17) • had three assists in sweep over St. Cloud State (Jan. 24-25) • scored two goals, including the game-winner and a power-play goal, in 5-1 win at No. 3/4 North Dakota (Jan. 31) • recorded a career-high four points and a career-high three assists in 10-0 win over Bemidji State (Feb. 7) • picked up two assists in 4-0 win at Wisconsin (Feb. 15) • scored the game-winning goal in 6-0 win over Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 22) • scored a power-play goal in 4-1 win over St. Cloud State (Feb. 28) in WCHA First Round • recorded two assists in the 4-1 WCHA Final Face-off semifinal win over Minnesota Duluth (March 7) • picked up an assist in the national championship game (March 23).
High School/Club: Played for coaches Lenny Vanelli and Chris Peterson at Breck • two-time all-state honoree • three-time All-Tri Metro Conference honoree • five-time hockey letterwinner • led Breck to three Minnesota Class A State Tournament berths, finishing second in 2010, third in 2011 and first in 2012 • won 2012 state title with Gopher teammate Milica McMillen • team finished as section runner-up in 2009 and 2013 • member of U.S. Under-18 team • earned silver medals with U.S. Under-18 team at the 2012 and 2013 IIHF U-18 Women's World Championships • named best forward and MVP of 2013 world championships • attended USA Hockey Development Camps in 2010, 2011 and 2012 • played club hockey for the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps • also earned three letters in softball and one in soccer • Cum Laude Society member • named to dean's list all eight semesters.
Personal: A 2013 graduate of the Breck School • born June 28, 1995 • daughter of Brian and Linda Schipper • has one brother, Nolan • major is Entrepreneurial Management in the Carlson School of Management • shoots right • enjoys tennis and longboarding.
|Kate Schipper's Career Statistics (As of March 15, 2017)|
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