BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – For the first time in her career, sophomore Tina Kampa has been named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s Defenseman of the Week for February 5th. Kampa led the nation by blocking 13 shots to help the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team upset and earn its first series split with University of Wisconsin.
The Maple Grove native started the weekend by blocking six shots in the Beavers’ historic 2-1 upset over the top-ranked Badgers Friday night. She then followed that performance by blocking seven shots Saturday night despite falling 4-0 in game two. Her seven blocks on Saturday is a career best for Kampa and is tied with Kara Werth (Jan. 26) as the most blocks in one game this season.
As a team, the Beavers blocked a total of 38 shots over the weekend with Kampa contributing to .342 percent of the them. Kampa now leads the team with 62 blocked shots on the season and is third in the league. In 28 games this season, Kampa has posted five points on one goal and four assists.
Kampa joins Gabbie Hughes (UMD), Maddie Rooney (UMD) and Andrea Braendli (OSU) as league players of the week for Feb. 5.
Kampa and the rest of the Beavers begin a four-game road trip this weekend by traveling to No. 9 Ohio State University, Feb. 8-9. Just three weeks remain in the 2018-19 regular season and the Beavers currently sit five points behind University of Minnesota Duluth for fourth in the WCHA standings.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).