Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStrib.

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U women's hockey: Two 'D' on all-WCHA first team

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under Gophers, Women's hockey, Gophers awards and honors Updated: March 3, 2012 - 1:52 PM

Senior Anne Schleper and junior Megan Bozek of the Gophers were named to the all-WCHA first team as defensemen on Thursday night.

Schleper is a three-time first team pick and, as a freshman, she was named to the second team. Bozek was a third team all-conference pick last season and a second-team pick as a freshman.

They are both among the top five in scoring among WCHA freshmen and lead a blue-line corps on a team that has given up the fewest goals in the nation.

Forwards Amanda Kessel and Jen Schoullis were named to the all-WCHA second team. Kessel, a sophomore, was the WCHA rookie of the year and a third team pick last season. Schoullis is a senior and the Gophers' second leading scorer behind Kessel.

Junior goalie Noora Raty was a third team pick this year after back-to-back first team selections.

Freshman Rachel Ramsey, a defenseman, was named to the conference's all-rookie team.

Fourteen Gophers were named to the academic all-WCHA team:

Bethany Brausen

Sarah Davis

Sam Downey

Sarah Erickson

Katie Frischmann

Baylee Gillanders

Alyssa Grogan

Mira Jalosuo

Amanda Kessel

Becky Kortum

Nikki Ludwigson

Noora Raty

Anne Schleper

Kelly Terry



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