GopherSports.com is counting down the top 10 moments from the 2013-14 Gopher women's hockey season
Minnesota recorded a 3.529 grade point average for the spring 2014 term
Big Ten honors Bona, Brandt, Brausen, Gillanders, Ramsey, Sletta and Terry
Rachael Bona was named the Female Breakthrough Athlete of the Year
The Gophers finished the 2013-14 season as national runners-up
Minnesota rallied for a 5-3 win over Wisconsin to advance to the NCAA title game.
The Gopher women's hockey team beat Minnesota State, 4-0, at TCF Bank Stadium.
Minnesota beat Ohio State, 6-0, on Friday night and tied 2-2 in the rematch on Saturday.
Minnesota wrapped up exhibition play with a 7-0 win over British Columbia.
Minnesota opened exhibition play with a 6-0 win over Team Japan.
2013-14 Junior Season: Named Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-10 finalist, All-WCHA Second Team honoree, All-USCHO Third Team honoree, WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic Team and Academic All-Big Ten honoree ranked third in the nation and second on the team with 61 points (23g-38a) ranked second in the nation with 38 assists and third in the NCAA with 0.93 assists per game scored six game-winning goals tied for the team lead with a +49 plus/minus rating led the team with 189 shots on goal to rank ninth all-time in Gopher single-season records had 19 multi-point games and 10 multi-assist games named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 9) after leading Minnesota with a career-best seven points (4g-3a) in the season-opening series sweep at Colgate (Oct. 4-5) scored both game-winning goals, including a short-handed game-winner, against the Raiders tied her career high with four points at Colgate (Oct. 5) recorded three points in series at UMD (Oct. 18-19) and at Bemidji State (Oct. 25-26) led the Gophers with four assists in series split with North Dakota (Nov. 16-17) scored the game-winner and added two assists in 4-1 win at Yale (Nov. 24) recorded four assists in sweep over Princeton (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) named WCHA Offensive Co-Player of the Week (Dec. 11) after leading the Gophers with six points (3g-3a), including first career hat trick, in sweep at Ohio State (Dec. 7-8) had 18 points (7g-11a) during a nine-game point streak (Nov. 24-Jan. 19) recorded two points (1g-1a) in 5-1 win at No. 3/4 North Dakota (Jan. 31) had five points (3g-2a) in sweep over Bemidji State (Feb. 7-8), including tying her career high with four points (2g-2a) in 10-0 win over the Beavers (Feb. 7) led the Gophers with three points (1g-2a) in sweep at Wisconsin (Feb. 14-15) had three assists in WCHA First Round sweep over St. Cloud State (Feb. 28-March 1) recorded three points (1g-2a) in the WCHA Final Face-off, including the game-winning goal and an assist in the 4-1 semifinal win over Minnesota Duluth (March 7) recorded 16 points (5g-11a) during a 10-game point streak (Feb. 7-March 8) named to Frozen Four all-tournament team after recording three points (2g-1a) in two games.
2012-13 Sophomore Season: Skated in all 41 games had a career-high 32 points (14g-18a) posted a plus/minus ratio of +36 named to All-WCHA Academic Team tallied two assists in the season opener against Colgate (Sept. 28) notched a career-high four assists in the 11-0 rout of Colgate (Sept. 29) assisted on a Kelly Terry goal in win over St. Lawrence (Oct. 13) netted a goal against Ohio State (Oct. 19) had a goal and an assist in the 8-0 win over OSU (Oct. 20) scored a goal versus North Dakota (Oct. 27) began a five-game point streak by recording an assist against Minnesota State (Nov. 16) tallied a goal in the series finale versus MSU (Nov. 17) notched a goal in each New Hampshire game (Nov. 24-25) had an assist in the first Wisconsin game (Dec. 1) assisted Becky Kortum in a 5-1 win over Bemidji State (Dec. 7) had two assists in the shutout win over BSU (Dec. 8) netted a goal in the 6-3 triumph over North Dakota (Jan. 12) tallied three goals in the series sweep of Minnesota Duluth (Jan. 18-19) notched a goal in the 6-2 win over Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 2) scored a goal against Ohio State (Feb. 8) had two points (1g-1a) in the 8-0 rout of Bemidji State (Feb. 15) recorded three points (1g-2a) in the series sweep of BSU in the WCHA First Round (March 1-2) assisted Kelly Terry on the game-winning goal against North Dakota (March 16) in the triple-overtime NCAA quarterfinal game had an assist in the overtime win over Boston College (March 22) in the NCAA semifinal game.
2011-12 Freshman Season: Played in all 41 games moved to the first line in January and played the remainder of the season on the top line with Jen Schoullis and Amanda Kessel tallied eight goals and seven assists for 15 points on the season recorded her first career point with an assist on Meghan Lorence's goal against St. Cloud State (Oct. 7) scored her first collegiate goal at Wisconsin (Oct. 14) assisted an Emily West goal at Bemidji State (Oct. 29) recorded an assist on a Meghan Lorence goal against UNH (Nov. 18) scored a goal at Harvard (Nov. 27) scored the game-winning goal against Ohio State (Dec. 10) named WCHA Rookie of the Week after scoring Minnesota's first goal in a 3-2 victory over Bemidji State (Jan. 2), igniting a comeback after the Gophers trailed 2-0 scored two goals in the series at Ohio State (Feb. 10-11) had two points (1g-1a) in Minnesota's 6-1 win over St. Cloud State in the WCHA First Round (Feb. 24) and added an assist in the second game against the Huskies (Feb. 25).
High School/Club: A five-year letterwinner at Coon Rapids High School Ms. Hockey award finalist compiled 165 goals and 105 assists in her five years playing for Coon Rapids five-time All-Northwest Suburban Conference honoree led her team to the 2011 Minnesota State Tournament where they placed third helped Coon Rapids to a conference title in 2007 also played for the U19 Minnesota Ice Cats beginning in 2008 participated in the USA Hockey Development Camps from 2007-09 a member of the U.S. Under-18 team that won a silver medal at the 2010 World Championships all-conference and all-state soccer player at Coon Rapids.
Personal: Born October 25, 1992 a 2011 graduate of Coon Rapids High School child psychology major who intends to go to nursing school parents are Dean and Tracy Bona has an older brother, Nick played with former Gopher Terra Rasmussen at Coon Rapids HS in the 2006-07 season shoots left.