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Bemidji State's Tomcikova named 2nd team All-American

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Bemidji State University women's hockey goaltender Zuzana Tomcikova has been named to the AHCA All-America second team. Tomcikova is the first All-American in BSU women's hockey history.

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The senior ended a superb four-year career as the Bemidji State netminder in late February. She finished her stint at BSU as the all-time leader in games played (118), minutes played (6,945:05), saves (3,518), save percentage (.929), goals against average (2.32), wins (41) and shutouts (18).

Tomcikova also wrapped up her career ranked second all-time in saves in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, just 72 saves short of Minnesota State's Shari Vogt. She also finished her career ranked in the WCHA for games played (second), minutes played (third) and career shutouts (tied for third).

Tomcikova's notoriety as a shot stopper also will be forever etched in the NCAA record books as she is currently third all-time in saves behind current United States national team goalie Brianne McLaughin and Vogt from Minnesota State.

Tomcikova had a strong senior season. She led all WCHA goaltenders in saves while posting a 2.23 goals against average, a .932 save percentage, four shutouts and a career-high 13 wins. Tomcikova earned All-WCHA First Team accolades to become the program's first player to be honored on the first team.

She was an All-WCHA selection in all four of her seasons at Bemidji State and was a WCHA Co-Player of the Year in the 2009-10 season.

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