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Three Badgers among 26 Patty Kazmaier nominees


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Feb. 21, 2011

Patty Kazmaier home  USA Hockey release Wisconsin's 2011 Patty Kazmaier nominees

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Three Badgers are among the list of nominees for the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented by Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA Hockey announced today. Sophomore Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.), senior Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) and junior Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) are among the list of nominees.

An award of The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is annually bestowed upon the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey.

The list of 26 nominated players includes 17 forwards, five goaltenders and four defensemen hailing from 12 different schools in all four NCAA Division I women's ice hockey leagues. The list includes 10 seniors, six juniors, seven sophomores and three freshmen. 

Knight was a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier award in 2009. The Badgers have had two award winners, Jessie Vetter in 2009 and Sara Bauer in 2006.

Held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Frozen Four, the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented by LECOM, will be given out at a brunch ceremony on March 19 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pa.

 Wisconsin's 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award nominees
 Brianna Decker  ▪  #18  ▪  Sophomore  ▪  Forward  ▪  Dousman, Wis.
2010-11: Leads the nation with 10 game-winning goals, also a UW single-season record ... Ranks third in the nation in assists (37) and fourth in points (65), points per game (1.91) and assists per game (1.09) ... Tied for sixth in the nation in goals (28) ... +59 rating in 34 games ... Has 18 multi-point games, including nine multi-goal games and nine multi-assist games ... Career-best 20-game point streak (Nov. 6-Feb. 4) tied for the second-longest in UW history ... Has four power-play goals and two short-handed goals ... Participated in UW’s Red and White Hunger Fight food drive ... Volunteered at UW Kids Clinic ... Volunteered at Ronald McDonald House and Children’s Hospital ... Visited local school Thoreau Elementary ... Volunteered with wheelchair hockey program
 
 Meghan Duggan  ▪  #7  ▪  Captain  ▪  Senior  ▪  Forward  ▪  Danvers, Mass.
2010-11: Ranks second nationally in points (73), assists (41), points per game (2.15), assists per game (1.21) and power-play goals (11) ... Third in the nation in goals (32) and short-handed goals (3) ... Fifth in the country in goals per game (0.94) ... Has five game-winning goals ... +61 rating in 34 games ... Recorded 57 points during a UW program-best 25-game point streak (Oct. 22-Feb. 4) ... Ranks eighth in NCAA history and leads UW with 224 career points ... Became seventh player all-time and first UW player to reach both 100 goals and 100 assists ... Became 13th player all-time and second UW player to reach 200 career points ... Has 24 multi-point games, including seven multi-goal games and 11 multi-assist games ... Team captain ... Two-time WCHA Offensive Player of the Week … Volunteered at UW Kid Clinic ... Volunteered at Ronald McDonald House and Children’s Hospital ... Volunteered with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
 
 Hilary Knight  ▪  #23  ▪  Assistant Captain  ▪  Junior  ▪  Forward  ▪  Sun Valley, Idaho
2010-11: Leads the nation in goals (42) and ranks fifth in NCAA single-season history ... Leads the nation in goals per game (1.24) ... Ranks third nationally in points (69), points per game (2.03) and game-winning goals (7) ... Tied for 10th in the nation in assists (27) ... Has seven power-play goals and two short-handed goals ... +50 rating in 34 games ... Currently on an 18-game point streak (Dec. 10-Feb. 19) ... Has 21 multi-point games, including 13 multi-goal games ... Became first UW player to reach 100 career goals ... WCHA Preseason Player of the Year … Three-time WCHA Offensive Player of the Week ... Assistant captain ... Volunteered with UW Kids Clinic ... Visited local school Thoreau Elementary

All 34 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey head coaches were asked to nominate players for the award. New to the selection process in 2011 is the stipulation that a player had to be nominated by at least two coaches in order for her to make the official nomination list.

The NCAA Division I women's ice hockey coaches will also select the top-10 finalists from among the group of 26 nominees, with the announcement taking place March 3. A 13-member selection committee will choose the three finalists (announced March 10), as well as the award recipient, which will be announced live at the brunch ceremony in Erie on March 19.

The award is named in honor of the late Patty Kazmaier, who was a four-year varsity letter-winner and All-Ivy League defenseman for Princeton University from 1981-86. An accomplished athlete who helped lead the Tigers to the Ivy League Championship in three consecutive seasons (1981-84), Patty Kazmaier-Sandt died on Feb. 15, 1990, at the age of 28, following a long struggle with a rare blood disease.

Tickets to the 14th annual Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Ceremony, presented by LECOM, may be purchased by calling 719-538-1184 or by submitting a completed ticket form (located at PattyKaz.com). Individual seats are $65, while tables of 10 are available for $600.

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