Nikki Ludwigson
Nikki Ludwigson


Bloomington, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie HS




149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons


Five Gopher Players Earn All-WCHA Honors

Defensemen Anne Schleper and Megan Bozek lead the way with first-team All-WCHA acclaim


Gophers Win 6-1 Over St. Cloud State in WCHA Playoffs

Six different players scored goals for Minnesota in the victory


Minnesota Wins 5-2 to Split Series with North Dakota

Megan Bozek and Amanda Kessel each tallied four points in the win


Weekend Preview: No. 2 Minnesota Hosts No. 5 North Dakota to Finish Regular Season

The Gophers face off against UND Friday at 6:07 p.m. and Saturday at 4:07 p.m.


Minnesota 6, St. Cloud State 1

The Golden Gophers defeated St. Cloud State, 6-1, in game one of the WCHA first round series.

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2011-12• Senior Season: Played in 25 games, with one goal and one assist for two points • tallied an assist on a Bethany Brausen goal in a 8-0 defeat of St. Cloud State University (10/8) • scored her only goal of the season against St. Cloud State in the WCHA First Round (2/24) • the goal against the Huskies was the first of her career in a playoff game • had a plus/minus rating of +4 • a WCHA Scholar Athlete • Academic All-WCHA.

2010-11 • Junior Season: WCHA All-Academic Team honoree • WCHA Scholar Athlete • Letterwinner • Dressed in all 38 games this season • Fired off two shots during the regular season • Held a minus 1 on the year.

2009-10 • Sophomore Season:
Dressed in all 40 games during the season • Fired off six shots and held a +1 rating • WCHA Scholar Athlete and Academic All-WCHA selection • Set up Katie Frischmann's game-tying goal at 5:02 in the third period to give the Gophers a point in the WCHA standings (2/12).

2008-09 • Freshman Season
Played in nine games during her rookie season • Scored her first goal of her career in the 8-2 win over Ohio State (10/18) • Netted one goal on two shots and has a plus/minus rating of +2.

The Ludwigson File
Competed at Eden Prairie High School her junior and senior years, where she helped the Eagles to a state championship in 2008 under head coach Tim Morris • Scored the Eagles' first goal en route in the state championship as EPHS earned their second state title in three years • All-tournament team honoree in 2008 • All-state honorable mention team in 2008 • Doubled her point production from her junior to senior year with 19 goals and 17 assists for 36 points • In her first year with Eden Prairie, scored seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points • Attended USA Hockey's National Development Camp in 2005 and 2007 • Played for Bloomington Kennedy prior to her transfer to Eden Prairie in 2006 • Had 39 points as a sophomore for Bloomington Kennedy • Started on varsity at seventh grade at Kennedy. Personal A 2008 graduate of Eden Prairie High School • Math major • Born September 18, 1989 • Daughter of Steve and Judy Ludwigson • Shoots right • High school teammate of Gopher defenseman Kelly Seeler.   


Future Gophers Earn Multiple Accolades


The six incoming freshmen for the 2017-18 season had a successful year before coming to the University of Minnesota, winning a variety of individual and team awards.

Five Minutes with Serena D'Angelo


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IIHF Women's Worlds Recap with Stecklein


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