Seven Golden Gopher women's hockey players have been honored as AHCA All-American Scholars for 2016-17
Seven women's hockey representatives are among Minnesota's 83 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars
The University of Minnesota led all NCAA Division I programs with seven CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large honorees.
Women's hockey senior Lee Stecklein is among the at-large sport honorees
Three members of Minnesota's 2016-17 team and four Gopher alums are among the players selected to represent the U.S.
The Gophers completed a sweep of New Hampshire with a 4-0 win.
Women's Hockey vs. Minnesota Duluth 3-4-17
2016-17 • Redshirt Senior Season: Named team captain, AHCA/CCM Hockey First Team All-American, Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient, All-USCHO Second Team, All-WCHA First Team, CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large First Team, WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ranked fifth in the nation among defensemen with 24 points (4g-20a) • ranked fifth on the team with 24 points (4g-20a) • ranked third on the team with 20 assists • tallied two assists in series sweep against Lindenwood (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) • recorded three assists, including a game-winning assist, in sweep against UMD (Oct. 14-15) • missed three games (Oct. 28-Nov. 6) while earning gold with the U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2016 Four Nations Cup in Finland • scored the shootout winner at North Dakota for the extra WCHA point after 2-2 overtime tie (Nov. 18) • scored two goals in the series split at Boston University (Dec. 9-10) • posted two assists in the 5-3 win against Minnesota State during the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum game (Jan. 8) • named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Gophers with four points (1g-3a), including a game-winning assist, in the series sweep at St. Cloud State (Jan. 27-28) • picked up three assists in the series sweep against North Dakota (Feb. 10-11) • tallied the winning goal in the shootout for the extra WCHA point after a 0-0 overtime tie against Wisconsin (Feb. 19) • scored the first goal of the game in the 3-1 win during the WCHA First Round against Bemidji State (Feb. 24) • won gold with the U.S. Women's National Team at the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship in Plymouth, Mich.
2015-16 • Redshirt Junior Season: Named AHCA/CCM Hockey Second Team All-American, All-USCHO Second Team, and All-WCHA First Team honoree • named WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic Team, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • named 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Second Team and 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large First Team honoree • named to the NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team • named team co-captain with Hannah Brandt • posted a career-best 30 points (8g-22a) • ranked second on the Gophers with a plus/minus of +50 • had two assists, including setting up Kelly Pannek’s game-winning goal, in 5-0 win at Penn State (Oct. 2) • assisted Hannah Brandt’s game-winning goal vs. St. Cloud State (Oct. 10) • had seven points (1g-6a) during a career-best six-game point streak (Oct. 2-23) • had a four-point series (1g-3a) vs. Yale (Nov. 20-21) • scored goal in 11-1 win at Minnesota State (Nov. 27) • invited to 2015 USA Hockey Women's Winter Training Camp (Dec. 28-Jan. 1) • had three points (2g-1a) in 9-0 win vs. Ohio State (Jan. 10) • scored one goal in 2-1 win vs. Minnesota State (Jan. 17) • recorded two assists, including one on the game-winning goal, in 4-2 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 23) • scored game-winning goal in 2-1 win at Bemidji State (Jan. 30) • had two assists in 7-3 win at UMD (Feb. 12) • had assist on game-winning goal in 4-0 win vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 19) • scored one goal 5-0 WCHA First Round win against Ohio State (Feb. 27) • had assist in 2-0 WCHA Final Face-off semifinal win vs. North Dakota (March 5) • recorded two assists in NCAA quarterfinal win over Princeton (March 12) • had two assists in 3-2 Frozen Four semifinal overtime win vs. Wisconsin (March 18) • won gold with the U.S. Women's National Team at the 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship in Kamloops, British Columbia.
2014-15 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Named AHCA/CCM Hockey Second Team All-American, All-USCHO First Team, All-WCHA First Team, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, WCHA Scholar Athlete, WCHA All-Academic Team, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • named assistant captain • tied for fifth in the nation for scoring among defensemen with 27 points (5g-22a) • led the Gophers with 59 blocked shots • ranked fifth on the team with a +44 plus/minus rating • had five multi-point games with a pair of assists in each game • named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week after recording four assists in the opening weekend against Penn State (Oct. 3) and Boston University (Oct. 4) • picked up an assist in 4-1 win at Wisconsin (Oct. 17) • missed 1-0 loss to Bemidji State (Nov. 1) while earning silver with the U.S. Women's National Team at the 2014 Four Nations Cup in Kamloops, British Columbia (Nov. 4-8) • recorded two assists in 4-0 win against Minnesota State (Nov. 22) • recorded two assists in 5-1 win over St. Lawrence (Jan. 6) • set up Hannah Brandt's game-tying goal in 1-1 overtime tie with Wisconsin (Jan. 10) • scored first goal of the season in 7-1 win over Minnesota State (Jan. 17) and ended the series with two points (1g-1a) against the Mavericks (Jan. 16-17) • scored a goal in 3-3 overtime tie with Ohio State (Jan. 30) • had a four-game point streak (Feb. 7-20), including a two-goal series in sweep over UMD (Feb. 13-14) and setting up Rachael Bona's game-winning goal in 3-2 win at Bemidji State (Feb. 20) • had three assists in WCHA First Round sweep over Minnesota State (Feb. 27-28) • had two points (1g-1a) in three NCAA games, including an assist in the 4-1 national championship win over Harvard (March 22) • won gold with Team USA at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship in Malmo, Sweden.
2013-14 • Sophomore Season: Redshirted the season while spending the year training with the U.S. Women's National Team and competing in the 2014 Olympic Games with the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, earning silver • was the youngest member of Team USA • recorded one assist and played in five games in the Olympic Games.
2012-13 • Freshman Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar • appeared in all 41 games • had 12 points (3g-9a) • posted plus/minus of +35 • made Gopher debut in 7-0 season-opening victory over Colgate (Sept. 28) • first career start came in 11-0 win against Colgate (Sept. 29) • tallied first point by assisting Meghan Lorence in Gophers' 4-0 win over St. Cloud State (Oct. 6) • had a three-point performance (1g-2a) and notched her first goal in a 10-2 thumping of New Hampshire (Nov. 24) • scored the game-winning goal against New Hampshire (Nov. 25) to help Minnesota win 4-0 • named WCHA Rookie of the Week (Nov. 28) for tallying four points (2g-2a) in the UNH series (Nov. 24-25) • scored a short-handed goal in a 5-1 win over Bemidji State (Dec. 7) • assisted Amanda Kessel in a 5-0 rout of Bemidji State (Dec. 8) • recorded two assists in 8-1 victory at Minnesota State (Jan. 18) • assisted Becky Kortum on a short-handed goal against Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 1) • assisted Hannah Brandt on the game-winning goal against St. Cloud State (Feb. 23) • notched an assist in the 8-0 rout of Bemidji State in the final game of the WCHA First Round series (March 2).
High School/Club: Played prep hockey at Roseville Area High School • has extensive experience with USA Hockey, having participated as a National Development Camp player since age 14 • a member of the 2011 U.S. Under-18 Select Team • played for the U.S. at the Under-18 World Championships in 2010 and 2012 • selected to participate in the USA Hockey Festival in August 2011, and took part in the Four Nations Pre-Camp in fall 2011 • led Roseville to Suburban East Conference championships four times, and a Minnesota state title in 2010 • in 2012, the Raiders advanced to the state championship game in Class AA, where they lost to Minnetonka • scored 15 goals and 19 assists for 34 points in her senior year, including seven points in postseason play • tallied 24 points (11g-13a) and was Roseville's top-scoring defenseman as a junior • earned all-state honors in 2011 and 2012, and was honorable mention all-state in 2010 • earned all-conference honors eight times in her career, in hockey, lacrosse, tennis and soccer • a 16-time letterwinner at Roseville, earning letters in hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and academics • played club hockey with the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps.
Personal: Born April 23, 1994 • daughter of Robb and Linda • has two siblings, Ross and Jill • major is Entrepreneurial Management in the Carlson School of Management • lettered in academics and was an academic all-state award winner in tennis.
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