Laura Hurd Award

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The Laura Hurd Award is an annual award given to the top player in NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey. It is given by the American Hockey Coaches Association. It was known as the Division III Women’s Player of the Year Award prior to 2007.

In January 2007, the AHCA voted to rename the Division III Women’s Player of the Year after Laura Hurd,[1] The award is named for hockey player Laura Hurd, who played collegiately at Elmira College and was killed in a car accident in 2006, a year after winning the award. Hurd holds the NCAA Division III record for career scoring with 237 points over four years; she was a four-time All-American and led Elmira to two national championships.

Award winners[edit]

Year Winner Position School
2000 Sylvia Ryan Forward Middlebury College
2001 Michelle Labbe Forward Middlebury College
2002 Sarah Moe Forward Gustavus Adolphus College
2003 Angela Kapus Forward Middlebury College
2004 Molly Wasserman Forward Williams College
2005 Laura Hurd Forward Elmira College
2006 Emily Quizon Forward Middlebury College
2007 Andrea Peterson Defense Gustavus Adolphus College
2008 Danielle Blanchard[2] Forward SUNY Plattsburgh
2009 Kayla Coady Forward Elmira College
2010 Isabel Iwachiw Goaltender Trinity College
2011 Sarah Dagg[3] Forward Rochester Institute of Technology
2012 Julie Fortier[4] Forward Norwich University
2013 Teal Gove[5] Forward SUNY Plattsburgh
2014 Sydney Aveson[6] Goaltender SUNY Plattsburgh
2015 Ashley Ryan[7] Forward Elmira

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners
Middlebury College 4
SUNY Plattsburgh 3
Elmira College 3
Gustavus Adolphus College 2
Norwich University 1
Rochester Institute of Technology 1
Trinity College 1
Williams College 1

Winners by position[edit]

Position Winners
Forward 13
Defense 1
Goaltender 2

See also[edit]