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Lady Ducks grad, Laguna Hills native Pankowski named WCHA Offensive Player of the Year

 

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The WCHA announced Monday that University of Wisconsin senior forward Annie Pankowski has been named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Year.

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A finalist for both the Patty Kazmaier and Hockey Humanitarian awards, 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, the Laguna Hills native and Anaheim Lady Ducks graduate tallied 22 points on nine goals and 13 assists in WCHA play and led the league with 132 shots on goal and 6.0 shots per game. She enters this weekend as the WCHA’s leading scorer in all games with 43 points on 21 goals and 22 assists with a league-leading five game-winning goals. Her 190 shots on goal and 5.59 shots per game also tops the WCHA in all games.

Pankowski currently ranks in the UW career top 10 for points, goals, assists, shots on goal and plus-minus.

She became only the third Badger in school history to score 20 or more goals in each of her four years in Madison along with Olympic legends Meghan Duggan and Hilary Knight.

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(March 4, 2019)