The Badgers will share their take on their Frozen Four experience in Erie, Pa. Catch up with Alex Rigsby in this diary entry.
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The Badgers will share their take on their Frozen Four experience in Erie, Pa.
Entering the 2011 postseason, the Badgers owned an 11-2 mark in NCAA tournament games. Meanwhile, the rest of the 2011 NCAA Women's Frozen Four field, made up of Boston College, Boston University and Cornell, combined for a 3-4 record, including a 1-2 record in Frozen Four games.
Wisconsin's Frozen Four record? A blistering 7-1 for a .875 winning percentage.
Leading up to this weekend's NCAA Women's Frozen Four, Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal caught up with senior Geena Prough. Prough discusses the transition after transferring to Wisconsin from Mercyhurst and battling injury. Read the full story below:
Wisconsin State Journal: Prough pushes through, March 15, 2011
Last weekend, Wisconsin secured its fifth NCAA Women's Frozen Four appearance, earning a 2-1 win over Minnesota Duluth in the NCAA quarterfinal round to keep its season alive.
Meghan Duggan scored her sixth game-winning goal of the season and Hilary Knight led all players with two points. Goaltender Alex Rigsby made 29 saves as she improved to 25-1-2 on the season. After being outshot 12-11 in the first period, the Badgers outshot the Bulldogs 40-30 in the game.
Check out the coverage of the Badgers' NCAA quarterfinal game.
Senior captain Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) has been honored by the U.S. Olympic Committee for her outstanding performance in the month of February. Duggan finished third in the voting for the USOC's Februaty Female Athlete of the Month.
WCHA Final Face-off MVP Brianna Decker led the Badgers with four points in the two games, while Meghan Duggan and Kelly Nash added three points apiece. Alex Rigsby improved to 24-1-2, earning both wins in goal for the Badgers.
Read what the media said about the Badgers in the WCHA Final Face-off.
Every Tuesday through March 8, USAHockey.com ran a weekly feature story on potential candidates for the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. Duggan was this week's featured student-athlete.
No. 1 Wisconsin earned its fourth WCHA postseason crown last weekend at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. UW defeated Minnesota 5-4 in overtime to become the 2011 WCHA Final Face-off champions. The Badgers shut out North Dakota, 3-0, in the semifinals to advance to the title game.
While in Minneapolis last weekend, the Badgers also attended the WCHA awards ceremony, where senior Meghan Duggan was named the WCHA Player of the Year. Check out pictures from the weekend at UWBadgers.com.
WCHA Final Face-off Champions, March 5, 2011
WCHA Semifinal vs. North Dakota, March 4, 2011
2011 WCHA Awards, March 3, 2011