May 2, 2003
Providence, RI - The Brown women's hockey team announced its team awards at its annual season-ending banquet on Thursday May 1. A total of eight players were honored with awards.
Sophomore forward Katie Guay (Westfield, MA) was named the team's most valuable player. Guay finished the season with eight goals and ten assists for 18 points. She scored the game-tying goal in the Bears 1-1 tie with two-time national champion Minnesota-Duluth on Nov. 17.
Senior defender Cassie Turner (Campbellford, ONT) was the recipient of the Best Defensive Player Award. Turner, a Second-Team All-ECAC and All-Ivy selection, finished her Brown career with 12 goals, including eight this past season, and 50 assists for 62 points in 121 games while leading the Bears' defense.
The Alli McMillan Award, which is awarded to the team's unsung hero, was received by senior defender Mandy McCurdy (Johnstown, ONT). McCurdy closed out her Brown career having played in 118 games with four goals and 22 assists for 26 points.
The Most Improved Player Award went to freshman goaltender Jodi Blustin (Duluth, MN) while the Chelsea McMillan Award, awarded to the player that demonstrates outstanding pride and perseverance, went to junior forward Marguerite McDonald (Richboro, PA).
Sophomore forward Jessica Link (Clifton Park, NY) earned the High Scorer Award with 20 goals and 19 assists for 39 points. Link earned Second Team All-ECAC honors and Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors this past season.
Senior forward Jenny Rice (Denver, CO) received the Academic Excellence Award for maintaining the highest grade point average on the team with a 3.??. Rice is concentrating in International Relations and Spanish Literature.
The Panda Cup, which was presented on senior weekend back on Feb. 21, was awarded to senior forward Courtney Johnson (Falmouth, MA). The Panda Cup is awarded to the member of the team that has demonstrated outstanding team spirit, good sportsmanship and dedication to playing hockey.