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Achievements of the Year: Decker wins Patty Kazmaier award

Over the next two weeks, UW Athletics will look back on the Badgers' biggest accomplishments during the 2011-12 season. The first week (June 18-22) highlights the top five individual achievements, with team accomplishments highlighted June 25-29.

WHKY_120618_Decker_Brianna.jpgFor the third time in four years, a Badger walked away with the top prize in women's collegiate hockey.

Junior forward Brianna Decker became the fourth member of the Wisconsin women's hockey team to win the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award when she was presented the trophy on March 17.

That presentation came on the eve of the Badgers' appearance in the championship game of the 2012 NCAA Women's Frozen Four, the culmination of a postseason run fueled by Decker's play.

The Dousman, Wis., native joined former Badgers Sara Bauer (2006), Jessie Vetter (2009) and Meghan Duggan (2011) as a Kazmaier Award winner.

The 2012 WCHA Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection, Decker led the nation with 37 goals and tied for the national scoring lead with 82 points. During a school-record scoring streak of 32 consecutive games that ended 22 games into the season, Decker totaled 33 goals and 44 assists.

With one season of eligibility remaining, she already ranks No. 4 all-time at UW with 189 career points.