BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – March 21, 2019 – Three players from the Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, including two who are participating in this weekend's NCAA Frozen Four, have been named 2019 CCM/AHCA All-Americans. Wisconsin senior forward Annie Pankowski and Ohio State junior defenseman Jincy Dunne earned First Team honors, while Wisconsin sophomore goaltender Kristen Campbell was named to the Second Team.
The honor is third for Pankowski and the second for Dunne and Campbell. Pankowski was a second team selection in 2016 and 2017 while Dunne and Campbell were second team picks in 2018.
"On behalf of the WCHA, I want to congratulation Annie, Jincy and Kristen on their selection to the CCM/AHCA All-America Team," WCHA Vice President and Women's Commissioner Katie Million said. "To be recognized as three of the top-12 players in Division I hockey is a tremendous accomplishment and a true testament to their brilliant play this season."
A finalist for both the Patty Kazmaier and Hockey Humanitarian awards and the WCHA Offensive and overall Player of the Year, Pankowski became the fourth Badger to earn first team All-WCHA honors three times in her career this season and has led the Badgers on and off the ice throughout her career. As a senior in 2018-19 she has recorded 47 points on 25 goals and 22 assists in 37 games for the Badgers. In WCHA play, she tallied 22 points on nine goals and 13 assists and led the league with 132 shots on goal and 6.0 shots per game. She currently ranks in the UW career top-10 for points (203), goals (93), assists (110), shots on goal (731) and plus-minus (+152). She became only the third Badger in school history to score 20 or more goals in each of her four years in Madison this season, joining Olympic legends Meghan Duggan and Hilary Knight.
The WCHA Defenseman of the Year his season, Dunne tied for the WCHA lead in scoring among defensemen in league play with 17 points on two goals and 15 assists, which also shared the league lead. The O'Fallon, Mo., native also topped the WCHA with 0.68 assists per game average and a 0.77 points per game average in league contests. In 35 total games this season, she tallied 28 points on four goals and 24 assists. The point and assist totals both lead all WCHA blueliners for the full season. She was a two-time WCHA Defenseman of the Week selection this season and was the league's Defenseman of the Month for November.
Campbell earned WCHA Goaltender of the Year honors for the second season in a row in 2018-19 after leading the WCHA with a 1.08 goals against average in league play. Her 1.09 full-season GAA is tops in the NCAA. She also leads the NCAA in wins (33-4-2) and shutouts (nine). In addition to leading the WCHA in GAA in league play, Campbell topped the goaltender charts in minutes (1438:05), wins (18-4-2) and shutouts (six) in WCHA play. In two seasons with the Badgers she as posted a career record of 64-9-4. Campbell became the first UW goaltender to record 30 or more wins in multiple season in net this season after posting a 31-win campaign in 2017-18. The Brandon, Manitoba, native earned WCHA Goaltender of the Week honors four times this season and was the league's Goaltender of the Month in January and February.