Dec. 12, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin women's hockey goaltender Alex Rigsby has been named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday.
The Dousman, Wis., native helped the Badgers' secure a weekend sweep over visiting No. 8 North Dakota on Dec. 8-9.
Rigsby was busy in net all weekend, making a total of 59 saves against UND, including 33 in the victory on Dec. 8, the most in a win this season. She recorded a .952 save percentage on the weekend, as the Badgers improved to a 12-6-2 (8-6-2-2 WCHA) record before heading into winter break.
Additionally, Rigsby leads the nation in minutes played among goaltenders with 1197:54, her 479 saves ranks fifth and her .939 save percentage ranks third among those with at least 200 total saves. She is second among WCHA netminders with a 1.55 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage.
This is the third weekly honor for Rigsby this season, having been named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks on Oct. 31 and Nov. 7.
The Badgers return to the ice on Jan. 4, playing host to the Minnesota Whitecaps in an exhibition game at LaBahn Arena at 7 p.m. Wisconsin then faces Ohio State on Jan. 11-12 at home.