Wisconsin senior goaltender, Jessie Vetter has been named one of three finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, announced by the USA Hockey Foundation today. The award is presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division 1 women's ice hockey.
Vetter is only the second Badger in program history to be named as one of the top three finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memoral Award. Sara Bauer was a top three finalist in both 2006 and 2007.
Vetter has backstopped the Badgers to unprecedented success throughout her career, winning two national championships. This season, she has been between the pipes for all but one game and has posted 30 wins. Her 12 shutouts set a new NCAA record, while her 37 career shutouts and 88 wins both rank tops in the NCAA. The Badger alternate captain holds a 30-2-5 record and ranks second in the nation with both a .936 save percentage and 1.33 goals-against average.
This years award winner will be revealed at an award ceremony on March 21 in Boston, in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Frozen Four.