Feb. 11, 2013
Patty Kazmaier Award | Former Gopher Nominees
USA Hockey announced tickets for the 16th Annual Patty Kazmaier Award Ceremony and Brunch, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, in Minneapolis, Minn., are now on sale. The award will be presented at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus.
The Patty Kazmaier Award is annually given to the top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey. The honor will be presented at the brunch ceremony and is part of the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four festivities.
Top-10 finalists for the award are expected to be announced in late February with the Top-3 finalists announced in early March.
Individual seats to the event are $65, while tables of 10 are available for $600.
The Gophers have had 18 players make the Top 10 list and one Kazmaier winner in Krissy Wendell (2005). Last season, Amanda Kessel was named a Top 10 honoree, while Noora Raty reached the list the prior two years, including being a Top 3 finalist in 2010.
ABOUT THE PATTY KAZMAIER MEMORIAL AWARD
An award of The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is annually presented to the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. Selection criteria includes outstanding individual and team skills, sportsmanship, performance in the clutch, personal character, competitiveness and a love of hockey. Consideration is also given to academic achievement and civic involvement.
ABOUT PATTY KAZMAIER
The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is named in honor of the late Patty Kazmaier, who was a four-year varsity letter-winner and All-Ivy League defenseman at Princeton University from 1981-86. An accomplished athlete who helped lead the Tigers to the Ivy League Championship in three consecutive seasons (1981-84), Patty Kazmaier-Sandt died on Feb. 15, 1990, at the age of 28 following a long struggle with a rare blood disease.