Nelson, Hogan go national
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Student-athletes Felicia Nelson and Caitlin Hogan are among 45 nominees for the nation's premiere hockey award.
The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is given annually to the best player in women's college ice hockey.
Nelson, a senior forward and captain from St. Paul, leads the nation with 30 goals.
Hogan, a senior forward and alternate captain from Oakdale, is St. Cloud State's all-time scorer with 50 goals and 76 assists.
NCAA Division I women's ice hockey coaches will narrow the list of nominees to 10 on March 2.
A 13-member selection committee will announce three finalists March 9.
The 2010 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award will be presented at a brunch ceremony March 20 at the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center. View the bunch brochure (PDF).
Past winners include Angela Ruggierio (Harvard), Julie Chu (Harvard) and Jessie Vetter (Wisconsin) -- stars of the USA Women's Hockey Team, which plays Feb. 25 for a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Unlike the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award and the Hobey Baker Award -- two prominent college hockey honors -- the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award does not have fan voting.