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Sydney Baldwin Grace Zumwinkle

Sydney Baldwin (left) and
Grace Zumwinkle (right)
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Baldwin named WCHA Defensive Player of the Month – Gopher senior co-captain Sydney Baldwin was named as the WCHA Defensive Player of the Month for September & October, as announced on November 1.  Going into the series against Minnesota State, she led all Division I defensemen in points (11), assists (10), assists per game (1.00), and blocked shots (34), while being the conference defensive leader in points per game (1.10), power-play points (4), shots on goal (29), and shots on goal per game (2.90).  Congratulations, Sydney!! 

Zumwinkle earns Rookie of the Week award – Freshman Grace Zumwinkle was selected as the WCHA Rookie of the Week, Powered by GoodWood Hockey, following a 5-point (1G, 4A) performance against the Minnesota State Mavericks.  Her point and assist totals for the weekend series led the league, as did her 10 shots on goal; she also had a +4 rating in the two games.  The award was the first weekly conference honor of her career.  Congratulations, Grace!!

2016-2017 GWH players earn more academic accolades – Seven members of the 2016-2017 Gopher Women's Hockey team were named as members of the inaugural class of American Hockey Coaches Association Krampade® All-American Scholars.  Sydney Baldwin, Dani Cameranesi, Nicole Schammel, Kate Schipper, Lee Stecklein, Taylor Williamson, and Alex Woken were honored for each averaging a 3.6 GPA and playing in at least 40% of the team's games during the year (with allowances made for injury).  The full list of honorees can be found in October 17th release from the AHCA.  We send our congratulations to all seven players!!