Becky Kortum
Becky  Kortum


Minnetonka, Minn.

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Alumni Spotlight: Becky Kortum

Catch up with Gopher women's hockey alumna Becky Kortum, who played for Minnesota from 2009-10 to 2012-13


Gophers Top Whitecaps, 5-4 in OT

The Gophers and Whitecaps met in an exhibition game Friday night at Ridder Arena


Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals


Davis' Overtime Goal Puts Gophers in National Championship Game

Sarah Davis netted a goal 1:39 into the overtime period to advance Minnesota to the NCAA Championship Game.


Minnesota Postgame Quotes

Minnesota defeated Boston College, 3-2, in overtime to advance to the NCAA National Championship.


Gophers Beat Eagles in OT

Sarah Davis' overtime goal gave Minnesota a 3-2 win over Boston College in the national semifinal.


Minnesota Sweeps Bulldogs

The Golden Gophers clinched the 2013 WCHA title with a sweep of UMD at Ridder Arena.


Minnesota Sweeps Wisconsin

The Golden Gophers remained perfect on the year with a sweep at Wisconsin.


Minnesota sweeps Mavericks

The Golden Gophers remained unbeaten with a sweep in Mankato.


Minnesota 4, Wisconsin 1

Minnesota remained perfect on the season with a 4-1 win over Wisconsin at Ridder Arena.

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2012-13 • Senior Season: Appeared in all 41 games • had a career-high 32 points (15g-17a) • posted a plus/minus ratio of +38 • named to All-WCHA Academic Team • opened the 2012 season with a three-point game (2g-1a) against Colgate (9/28) • garnered two assists in 11-0 rout of Colgate (9/29) • notched a goal in first game of the St. Cloud State series (10/5) • began a four-game point streak with a goal against St. Lawrence (10/13) • assisted Rachael Bona against Ohio State (10/19) • helped Gophers' to 8-0 shutout of the Buckeyes (10/20) by tallying a goal • assisted Milica McMillen in 5-1 win over North Dakota (10/27), which was the end of her streak • currently on an eight-game point streak, which began by assisting Hannah Brandt against Minnesota State (11/16) • recorded a goal in 9-1 win over MSU (11/17) • notched an assist in each of the New Hampshire games (11/24-25) • tallied the fourth and final goal in Gophers' 4-1 win over Wisconsin (12/1) • assisted on both of the Gophers' goal in 2-0 triumph against Wisconsin (12/2) • tallied two points (1g-1a) in both of the Bemidji State games (12/7-8) • notched a goal in the 8-1 win over Minnesota State (1/18) • had a goal and an assist in the 5-1 victory at Wisconsin (1/27) • netted a goal in the shutout win over Minnesota Duluth (2/1) • recorded a four-point weekend (1g-3a) during final home regular season series against Bemidji State (2/15-16) • tallied a goal in the 3-0 win over St. Cloud in the final regular season game • had an assist in the 8-0 win over Bemidji State in the final game of the WCHA First Round series (3/2) • scored a goal in the NCAA semifinal win over Boston College (3/22).

2011-12• Junior Season:
Played in 28 games, compiling two goals and three assists for five points • recorded her first point this season with an assist vs. UNH (11/18) • Recorded her first goal of the season at St. Cloud State (2/4) • Scored a goal vs. North Dakota in a 5-2 victory at Ridder Arena (2/18) • missed eight games early in the season due to illness • missed the WCHA tournament and NCAA Quarterfinal due to injury • Academic All-WCHA.

2010-11 • Sophomore Season:WCHA All-Academic Team honoree • Letterwinner • Played in all 38 games this season • Eighth on the team in scoring with 14 goals and five assists for 19 points • Improved her point production by five and her plus/minus rating by +14 • Her 14 goals scored is fifth on the team • Four multiple-point games, three of which were multiple-goal games • Opened her sophomore season with a goal against Clarkson (10/1) • Netted three goals in the series sweep over St. Cloud State (10/22-23), including two power-play goals • Tallied a career-high three points in the 6-2 win over Minnesota State (11/20) • Assisted on a power-play and even-strength goal in the series sweep over Harvard (11/26 & 28) • Scored two goals in the Gophers' 8-1 win at Ohio State (1/22) • Netted her first-collegiate short-handed goal in the 3-1 loss to Wisconsin (1/29) • Notched two goals in the series sweep over St. Cloud State, including the game-winner in the 4-1 win (2/5).

2009-10 • Freshman Season:In her rookie season produced four goals and 10 assists for 14 points • Of her 14 points, nine came in the second half of the season • Centered the line with Laura May and Chelsey Jones the entire season • Held a .523 win in the faceoff circle • Of her four goals, three were unassisted plays • Was +3 on the season • Tallied her first collegiate point in the 4-1 win over Syracuse (10/4) and her first collegiate goal in the 6-5 win over Ohio State (10/9) • Held her first multiple-point game of her career in the 7-0 win over St. Cloud State (10/24) and held the first assists • Held the first assist in Kelly Seeler's goal in the 4-0 win over Clarkson (11/27) • Scored a goal in the 6-0 win against Ohio State (1/9) • Added a goal and an assist in the 4-2 win over Minnesota State (1/29) • Made a perfect setup for Chelsey Jones' game-winning goal over Wisconsin (2/20) to help win the WCHA regular season championship • Had her best point-production game of the season when she scored an unassisted goal and tallied two assists for a three-point game in the first round of the WCHA playoffs (2/26) • Tallied an assist during Laura May's double overtime, game-winning goal in the 5-4 win over OSU to send the Gophers to the WCHA Championship game (3/6).

The Kortum File:Played with Hopkins High School • 2009 Ms. Hockey recipient • Led the Royals in scoring as a senior with 43 goals, 28 assists for 71 points • Held the school record for points • Helped Hopkins to a second-place finish at its first state tournament appearance since 1997 • Named to the all-tournament team after finishing tied for first among all scorers with four goals and three assists • Had three- and four-point games in the tournament, and scored Hopkins' final goal in the 5-3 loss to Stillwater in the championship game • Named the 2009 Minnesota Female Hockey Player of the Year by the Associated Press and the Star Tribune • As a junior, led the Hopkins to a Classic Lake Conference title when she scored a team and league-high 37 goals and 59 points • Also led the Royals and the Classic Lake conference in goals with 28 and finished second overall in points (41) as a sophomore • On the varsity program since eighth grade and accumulated 212 points in her high school career • A four-time all-conference and two-time all-state honoree • Named the Royals' Offensive MVP for three consecutive seasons • A member of the National Honor Society and a four-time academic letterwinner • Attended the USA Hockey National Development camp from 2007-2009.

Personal:Born May 7, 1991 • Daughter of Bob and Drew Kortum • Shoots left.

Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG
2009-10 40 4 10 14 56 .071 12-24 +3 0 0 0
2010-11 38 14 5 19 82 .171 11-22 +14 3 1 3
2011-12 28 2 3 5 39 .051 3-6 +6 0 0 0
2012-13 41 15 17 32 100 .150 17-34 +38 2 1 1
TOTAL 147 35 35 70 277 .126 43-86 +61 5 2 4


Olympic Gophers Update: Feb. 19

Olympic Gophers Update: Feb. 19

2/19/2018 - W. Ice Hockey

Six Gopher Olympians will play for gold when the United States and Canada meet in the Olympic final on Wednesday night.

Minnesota Falls in Regular Season Finale

Minnesota Falls in Regular Season Finale

2/17/2018 - W. Ice Hockey

The Gophers dropped game two of the Border Battle by a score of 1-0 on the road at Wisconsin on Saturday.

Olympic Gophers Update: Feb. 17

Olympic Gophers Update: Feb. 17

2/17/2018 - W. Ice Hockey

The Olympic semifinal match-ups are set as the U.S. and Finland will face off along with Canada and Russia.

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