Gopher Trio Named WCHA Scholar-Athletes

Go Gophers! Bethany Brausen
Go Gophers!
Bethany Brausen
Go Gophers!

Feb. 15, 2013

Bethany Brausen,Noora Raty and Kelly Terry were honored by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association this week as WCHA Scholar-Athletes.

The Gopher trio are three of a record 114-student athletes to earn the title WCHA Scholar-Athletes this season. The award, handed out to both WCHA men’s and women’s conference, is in its eighth year of existence. This year’s award is the first for Räty and Terry, but it is Brausen’s second after receiving the honor last season.

The WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award was developed through WCHA member team faculty representatives and approved by the conference membership beginning with the 2005-06 season. To earn recognition as a WCHA Scholar-Athlete, conference-member student-athletes must have completed at least one year of residency at their present institution prior to the current academic year and must also have a grade-point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale for the previous two semesters or three quarters, or may qualify if his/her overall GPA is at least 3.50 for all terms at his or her present institution.

Brausen is a Psychology major from Roseville Area High School. The junior captain has 12 points (4g-8a) on the season and plus/minus ratio of +13.

Räty is one of the most decorated goaltenders in NCAA women’s ice hockey history holding the career wins record (104) and chasing a handful of others. The Finnish native is majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications. This season she is 28-0-0 and has posted 11 shutouts.

Terry, who is a Biology major, is fifth on the team this season in points with 26 (7g-19a). The Whitby, Ont. native has a plus-minus ratio of +16 this season.