Seven Golden Gopher women's hockey players have been honored as AHCA All-American Scholars for 2016-17
The Gopher women's hockey juniors and seniors share how they spent their time during summer break
Five Gopher women's hockey players took the opportunity to study abroad earlier this summer
Seven women's hockey representatives are among Minnesota's 83 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars
Take a look back at the 2016-17 Gopher women's hockey season by the numbers
Gopher Womens Hockey vs Minnesota Duluth
2016-17 • Sophomore Season: Named WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • scored her first goal of the season in 2-1 win at Ohio State (Oct. 22) • scored one goal in the 5-0 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 28) • scored one goal in the 5-3 win at Minnesota State (Feb. 4) • scored two goals, including the game-winning goal, in the 6-2 win against North Dakota (Feb. 11).
2015-16 • Freshman Season: Tied for third on the team with three game-winning goals • made collegiate debut in season-opening 2-0 win at Penn State (Oct. 1) • recorded first career assist in 5-0 win at Penn State (Oct. 2) • had one assist in five series during the season • scored first collegiate goal, a power-play game-winner, in 8-3 win over Bemidji State (Nov. 14) • had an assist in 3-2 overtime loss at Wisconsin (Dec. 4) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week after having a career-best three points (1g-2a) in series sweep vs. Ohio State, including a game-winning goal (Jan. 9-10) • scored the game-winning goal in 4-2 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 23) • scored one goal in 7-3 win at UMD (Feb. 12) • had two points (1g-1a), including an assist on a game-winning goal, in series sweep vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 19-20) • scored the Gophers’ first goal in 3-2 Frozen Four semifinal overtime win vs. Wisconsin (March 18).
High School/Club: Played for Edina High School under coach Laura Slominski, a former Gopher • named 2015 Minnesota Ms. Hockey award recipient and 2015 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year as a senior • received Edina's Athena Award as a senior • served as team captain of the Hornets as a senior, leading Edina to a 22-8-1 record and a third place finish at the Minnesota State Class AA tournament • recorded 60 points on 40 goals and 20 assists in 27 games played as a senior • three-time all-state honoree, four-time All-Lake Conference honoree, and five-time hockey letterwinner at Edina • two-time USA Today All-USA Girls Hockey honoree, earning first team honors in 2015 and second team honors in 2014 • member of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team • earned silver medal at the 2014 IIHF U-18 Women's World Championship in Budapest, Hungary • played for the U.S. Under-18 team in three-game series against Canada in August 2012 and August 2013 • attended U.S. national development camps • played for the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps and played in the Upper Midwest Elite League.
Personal: Born August 20, 1996 • daughter of Beth and Dean Williamson • has a younger brother, Hunter • grandfather Murray and father Dean played hockey for the Gophers • grandfather Murray was an All-American in 1959 and went on to coach the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team in 1968 and 1972 • double major studying Business Marketing and Human Resource Development • shoots left • enjoys visiting her cabin on Lake Margaret in Brainerd, Minn., and fishing, hunting, waterskiing, wake surfing, and boating • volunteers with the Minnesota Special Hockey Program • 'A' honor roll student • two-year letterwinner in lacrosse at Edina.
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