March 17, 2011
• NCAA Elite 88 Program
ERIE, Pa. – Sophomore goaltender Becca Ruegsegger (Lakewood, Colo.) received the NCAA’s Elite 88 Award at a championship reception in conjunction with the 2011 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four championship reception Thursday night in Erie, Pa.
The NCAA’s Elite 88 award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 88 championships. The award recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers.
Ruegsegger has a 4.0 grade point average in African Languages and Literature in the College of Letters and Science. She was honored as a WCHA Scholar Athlete and named to the All-WCHA Academic team this season.
The Lakewood, Colo., native owns a 10-1-0 mark with three shutout wins in 11 appearances this season. She has a 1.50 goals against average and a .915 save percentage.
Ruegsegger and the top-ranked Badgers take on No. 5/4 Boston College (24-6-6, 13-4-4 Hockey East) in the first national semifinal game Friday at 4 p.m. CT at Tullio Arena in Erie, Pa. Wisconsin (35-2-2, 24-2-2-2 WCHA) is making its sixth national tournament appearance and fifth Frozen Four appearance.