After winning the WCHA regular-season title, the Gophers women's hockey team picked up a handful of conference awards on Wednesday, including a second Player of the Year honor for Hannah Brandt.
The junior from Hill-Murray High School also was WCHA scoring champion for a second consecutive year. She had 21 goals and 29 assists in 27 league games.
"I guess it just shows what kind of team we have this year that we have players getting all these kinds of awards, so it's not just me," said Brandt, who leads the nation with a plus-65 on-ice rating and is among 10 candidates for the 2015 Patty Kazmaier Award.
"Very well-deserved," Gophers coach Brad Frost said. "There's a lot of pressure on Hannah each and every year, but her game is continuing to develop and progress, and I think she was a slam dunk for it this year."
Gophers senior defenseman Rachel Ramsey, also a Patty Kazmaier Award candidate, was named the Defensive Player of the Year for the second time. The Minnetonka High School product ranks second among Division I defenseman with 31 points (eight goals, 23 assists) and had 24 in conference play. She also leads a defense giving up just 1.16 goals per game.
Besides Brandt and Ramsey, Gophers sophomore forward Dani Cameranesi (23 goals, 39 assists) and senior defenseman Lee Stecklein (4 goals, 21 assists) also were named to the All-WCHA first team.
Defenseman Sydney Baldwin (five goals, six assists) was picked for the all-rookie team.
Junior defenseman Milica McMillen (10 goals, 15 assists) was an All-WCHA second-team honoree and senior forward Rachel Bona (14 goals, 22 assists) was named to the third team. Fourteen Gophers were named to the all-academic team.
Bemidji State's Jim Scanlan was named the WCHA Coach of the Year and Brittni Mowat, his goalie, shared All-WCHA first-team honors with Shelby Amsley-Benzie of North Dakota.
The Gophers play the Beavers in the semifinals of the Final Face-Off on Saturday in Grand Forks, N.D.