Collins named to WCHA Rookie Team

MADISON, Wis. - The Bemidji State University women's hockey team had fourteen players honored recently for Western Collegiate Hockey Association awards.

MADISON, Wis. - The Bemidji State University women's hockey team had fourteen players honored recently for Western Collegiate Hockey Association awards.

BSU freshman Brooke Collins was named to the WCHA All-Rookie team as thirteen other Bemidji State players were named to the All-Academic team.

Collins joins Jill Luebke, Emily Brookshaw and Amber Fryklund as the only Bemidji State players to garner a spot on the WCHA All-Rookie team. In her freshman campaign Collins tied for fourth in scoring for the Beavers with her sixteen points and she was second in assists with fourteen for Bemidji State. Among defensemen in the WCHA she was seventh in scoring and also finished seventh in scoring for all freshmen in the WCHA. Collins also led all freshman defenders in scoring in the WCHA with her sixteen points on the season.

Bemidji State University also had thirteen players named to the WCHA All-Academic team. It is the most players to garner this award in Bemidji State's seven year history. Earning WCHA All-Academic honors for the Beavers were; Haley Balcom, Mandy Bambroug, Emily Brookshaw, Aimee Collins, Tara Hiscock, Laura Lankton, Jaime LeDuc, Jill Luebke, Jessica Pullar, Kate Robinson, Millisa Smith, Helena Tageson and Nina Ziegenhals.

To earn a position on the WCHA All-Academic Team, each player must meet the following criteria: 1). Must have completed at least one year of eligibility at present institution, prior to current academic year; 2). Have a grade-point average of at least 3.0 for the two previous semesters or three quarters; 3). Have competed in at least one-half of her institution's varsity intercollegiate ice hockey games during the current season (goaltenders must have played in 33 percent of all games).


Other awards were also handed out on Wednesday afternoon. Wisconsin's Sara Bauer was named WCHA Player of the Year, Wisconsin's Bobbi-Jo Slusar was selected as the WCHA Defensive Player of the year, Gigi Marvin of the University of Minnesota took home Rookie of the Year honors and Riitta Schaublin from Minnesota Duluth garnered the WCHA Student Athlete of the Year award. Earning coach of the year honors was Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson.

2005-06 All-WCHA First Team

(Postion, Name, School, Yr., Hometown)

Forward, Sara Bauer, Wisconsin, Jr., St. Catharines, Ontario

Forward, Erica McKenzie, Minnesota, So., Hastings, Minn.

Forward, Jana Harrigan, Ohio State, Sr., Burlington, Ontario

Defense, Bobbi-Jo Slusar, Wisconsin, Jr., Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Defense, Amber Bowman, Ohio State, Jr., Innisfil, Ontario


Goaltender, Riitta Schaublin, UMD, Jr., Basel, Switzerland

Second Team

Forward, Noemie Marin, UMD, Jr., St. Myacinthe, Quebec

Forward, Kristy Oonincx, SCSU, Sr., Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Forward, Sharon Cole, Wisconsin, Sr., Bloomington, Minn.

Defense, Rachael Drazan, UMD, So., Orono, Minn.

Defense, Meaghan Mikkelson, Wisconsin, Jr., St. Albert, Alberta

Goaltener, Meghan Horras, Wisconsin, Sr,. Appleton, Wis.


Third Team

Forward, Gigi Marvin, Minnesota, Fr., Warroad, Minn.

Forward, Hailey Clarkson, SCSU, Jr., Winnepegosis, Manitoba

Forward, Michaela Lanzl, UMD, Fr., Geretsmed, Germany

Defense, Lisa Chesson, Ohio State, So., Plainfield, Ill.

Defense, Krista McArthur, UMD, Sr., Alliston, Ontario

Goaltende,r Lauri St. Jacques, SCSU, Jr., Sturgeon Falls, Ontario

All WCHA-Rookie Team


Forward, Gigi Marvin, Minnesota, Fr., Warroad, Minn.

Forward, Maggie Fisher, Minnesota State, Fr., St. Paul, Minn.

Forward, Michaela Lanzl, Minnesota Duluth, Fr., Geretsmed, Germany

Defense, Brooke Collins, Bemidji State, Fr., Pilot Mound, Manitoba

Defense, Melanie Gagnon, Minnesota, Fr., St. Aldophe, Manitoba

Goaltende,r Kim Hanlon, Minnesota, Fr., Ham Lake, Minn.

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