June 6, 2013
Capital One/CoSIDA Release | Capital One Academic All-America Teams
University of Minnesota senior goaltender Noora Raty has been voted to the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large First Team, as announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A three-time All-American and three-time Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Finalist, Räty is a journalism major with a 3.50 grade point average. She closed out a historic collegiate career by guiding the Gophers to back-to-back national titles and a perfect 41-0 season. The Espoo, Finland native, who is considered arguably the best goaltender in NCA history, posted a spotless 38-0 record this past season and capped off her career by breaking seven NCAA records, including single season and career save percentage, season and career wins, season and career shutouts, and season winning percentage.
Räty, who is the first Gopher women's hockey player to receive the honor, has also been named to the WCHA All-Academic Team three times and was tagged a WCHA Scholar-Athlete this past season.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 18,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports. The Women's At-Large program for Academic All-America includes the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, and water polo.
For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.
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