BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – March 15, 2018 – Three players from the Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), including two participating in the NCAA Frozen Four, have been named 2018 CCM/AHCA Women's University Division Ice Hockey All-Americans. Minnesota senior defense Sydney Baldwin earned First Team honors, while Wisconsin sophomore goaltender Kristen Campbell and Ohio State redshirt-sophomore blueliner Jincy Dunne garnered Second Team accolades.
All three players are first-time All-America honorees.
"On behalf of the WCHA, we could not be prouder of Sydney, Kristen and Jincy," said WCHA Vice President and Women's League Commissioner Katie Million. "We've had a front-row seat to their excellence all season long; but, it is truly amazing for these three to be recognized as among the 12 best Division I players in the country. We are ecstatic for Sydney, Kristen and Jincy, and the Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio State programs!"
Baldwin was the overall WCHA Player of the Year, the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year, an All-WCHA First Team selection and a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-10 finalist. Minnesota's co-captain compiled 32 points during her senior season, tops among WCHA blueliners and third-best nationally, while she led the country with 104 blocked shots. She was tied for second among her NCAA position peers for goals with 12, while she added 20 assists with a plus-24 rating. The senior from Minnetonka, Minn. was tied for third in the WCHA scoring race and paced league blueliners with 22 points (9g-13a) in conference games, along with a WCHA-best 76 blocked shots. Baldwin tallied a point in 23 of her 38 games (14 WCHA contests), while factoring in seven game-winning goals (2g-5a).
Campbell, who has led Wisconsin to the 2018 NCAA Frozen Four, was the WCHA Goaltender of the Year, an All-WCHA First Team selection and a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-10 finalist. After transferring from North Dakota, the sophomore has been spectacular in her first season with the Badgers. She has started each of UW's 37 games and leads NCAA Division I netminders with a 1.13 goals-against average, a .942 save percentage and 12 shutouts. The Brandon, Manitoba native is second for wins (31) and winning percentage (.865, 31-4-2). Campbell backstopped Wisconsin to the WCHA regular season championship, leading the conference with 20 wins, an .875 winning percentage (20-2-2), eight shutouts, a 1.16 goals-against average and a .941 save percentage. She has allowed two-goals-or-fewer in 32 games, including 25 efforts with no more than one goal against.
Dunne has been the heart-and-soul of an Ohio State team enjoying its best season in program history. The Buckeyes made their first-ever NCAA tournament and promptly advanced to the Frozen Four, where they will take the ice with a school-record 24 wins. Dunne, a redshirt-sophomore, has excelled on both ends of the ice, ranking second among all WCHA skaters with 24 assists, seventh with 71 blocked shots and eighth with a plus-22 rating. Among WCHA blueliners, the O'Fallon, Mo. native is tops for assists (tied for third nationally), power-play helpers (tied with seven), power-play points (tied with nine), tied for second with 26 points (tied for seventh nationally) and fifth for plus/minus. While Ohio State placed second in the WCHA standings for its highest-ever finish, Dunne paced conference blueliners with 15 assists in league games, along with compiling 41 blocks and a plus-13 rating.