Tomcikova and Cody garner postseason accolades
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tomcikova and Cody garner postseason accolades

MADISON, Wis. – The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team had two members named to all-conference teams this season as Zuzana Tomcikova (Jr., G., Bratislava, Slovakia) and Erin Cody (Sr., Fwd., Roseville, Minn.) were named to the All-WCHA Second and Third teams, respectively. BSU also boasted the most players named to the All-Academic Team with15 players earning the honor.

Playing another amazing season in between the pipes for Bemidji State, Tomcikova made a total of 692 saves on the season. Her .933 save percentage on the season ranks second all time at BSU for the best save percentage in a single season, the best was set at .938 by Tomcikova last season. She also recorded a 1.84 goals against average, breaking her previous school-best mark of 2.06 set last season. She set the school record for most wins in a single season (13), surpassing her last year’s mark of 10. Lastly, she also set the mark for longest shutout sequence of 149:30 which started on Oct. 29 in the third period against St. Cloud State and ended on Nov. 6 in the second period against Minnesota Duluth. The all-confernce honor is the third for Tomcikova after being named to the All-Rookie team in 2008-09 and to the Second Team in 2009-10. She was also named WCHA Co-Player of the Year last season.

Cody became the first player in school history to back-to-back seasons of scoring at least 20 goals. Since coming to Bemidji State in 2007-08, she has led the team in scoring each year. This year saw the best performance from Cody as she netted 20 goals and tallied 18 assists. Of her 20 goals, five came on the power play, one shorthanded, three were game winners, and eight were the first goal scored in a game. Coming into her season she had never recorded a hat trick before, but this year she went on to record two, one against St. Cloud State on Oct. 29 and against Minnesota Duluth on Jan. 28. The honor is the first of Cody’s career.

Bemidji State was also honored with 15 of its players making the WCHA All-Academic Team. Sudent-athletes must have completed one year of eligibility at their present institution, prior to the current academic year, and have a grade point average of at least 3.0 for the previous two semesters or three quarters. The honorees from BSU include: Molly Arola (So., Fwd., Walker, Minn.), Annie Bauerfeld (Sr., Fwd., Woodbury, Minn.), Erin Cody (Sr., Fwd., Roseville, Minn.), Emily Erickson (R-So., Fwd., Coleraine, Minn.), Jamie Hatheway (So., Fwd/Def., Trenton, Ontario), Kimberly Lieder (Jr., Def., Eagan, Minn.), Sadie Lundquist (So., Fwd., Cloquet, Minn.), Alana McElhinney (Jr., G., Calgary, Alberta), MacKenzie Thurston (So., Fwd., Ottawa, Ontario), Zuzana Tomcikova (Jr., G., Bratislava, Slovakia), Montana Vichorek (Jr., Def., Moose Lake, Minn.), Erika Wheelhouse (So., Def., Crookston, Minn.), Marlee Wheelhouse (Jr., Def., Crookston, Minn.), Abby Williams (R-So., Fwd., Alexandria, Minn.), Lauren Williams (Jr., Fwd., Eagan, Minn.).

2010-11 WCHA Award Winners

Player of the Year: Meghan Duggan, Sr., F, University of Wisconsin (Danvers, Mass.)  
Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year: Jocelyne Larocque, Sr., D, University of Minnesota Duluth (Ste Anne, Manitoba)  
Defensive Player of the Year: Jocelyne Larocque, Sr., D, University of Minnesota Duluth (Ste Anne, Manitoba)  
Rookie of the Year: Amanda Kessel, Fr., F, University of Minnesota (Madison, Wis.)  
Coach of the Year: Mark Johnson, Head Coach, University of Wisconsin  
Scoring Champion: Meghan Duggan, Sr., F, University of Wisconsin (Danvers, Mass.)  
Goaltending Champion: Kim Martin, Sr., G, University of Minnesota Duluth (Stockholm, Sweden)

All-WCHA First Team  
Forward
    Hilary Knight, Jr., F, University of Wisconsin (Sun Valley, Idaho)
    Meghan Duggan, Sr., F, University of Wisconsin (Danvers, Mass.)
    Brianna Decker, So., F, University of Wisconsin (Dousman, Wis.)
Defense
    Anne Schleper, Jr., D, University of Minnesota (St. Cloud, Minn.)
    Jocelyne Larocque, Sr., D, University of Minnesota Duluth (Ste Anne, Manitoba)
Goaltender
    Noora Räty, So., G, University of Minnesota (Espoo, Finland)   

All-WCHA Second Team  
Forward
    Natalie Spooner, Jr., F, Ohio State University (Scarborough, Ontario)
    Jocelyne Lamoureux, So., F, University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, N.D.)
    Haley Irwin, Jr., F, University of Minnesota Duluth (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
Defense
    Monique Lamoureux-Kolls, So., D, University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, N.D.)
    Jessica Wong, So., D, University of Minnesota Duluth (Baddeck, Nova Scotia)
Goaltender
    Zuzana Tomcikova, Jr., G, Bemidji State University (Bratislava, Slovakia)   

All-WCHA Third Team  
Forward
    Elin Holmlov, Sr., F, University of Minnesota Duluth (Knivsta, Sweden)
    Erin Cody, Sr., F, Bemidji State University (Roseville, Minn.)
    Amanda Kessel, Fr., F, University of Minnesota (Madison, Wis.)
Defense
    Megan Bozek, So., D, University of Minnesota (Buffalo Grove, Ill.)
    Brittany Haverstock, Jr., D, University of Wisconsin (Hammonds Plain, Nova Scotia)
Goaltender
    Kim Martin, Sr., G, University of Minnesota Duluth (Stockholm, Sweden)   

All-WCHA Rookie Team  
Forwards
    Amanda Kessel, Fr., F, University of Minnesota (Madison, Wis.)
    Kelly Terry, Fr., F., University of Minnesota (Whitby, Ontario)
    Brittany Ammerman, Fr., F, University of Wisconsin (River Vale, N.J.)
Defense
    Baylee Gillanders, Fr., University of Minnesota (Kyle, Saskatchewan)
    Kayla Berg, Fr., D, University of North Dakota (Fargo, N.D.)
Goaltender
    Alex Rigsby, Fr., G, University of Wisconsin (Delafield, Wis.)


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