Megan Bozek has been nominated for the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award, according to Gopher Sports.
Bozek, a senior captain on the undefeated and top-ranked Gopher women’s hockey team, is one of 11 nominees in Division I or III level that show “exceptional personal character off the ice in the community” as well as talent on the ice.
She is involved with several community organizations, including Feed My Starving Children and HopeKids. And in addition to being one of the highest scoring defenseman in the country, she has also racked up more than 200 hours of community service through her four years at the University of Minnesota.
The All-American defenseman, who has suited up with the U.S. Women’s National Team the last two seasons, is third on the Gopher squad in points with 37 (12g-25a). Earlier this season, she became only the fourth defenseman in Minnesota history to reach the 100-point career milestone. Now, Bozek sits second on that list and is just eight points away from matching school record holder Winny Brodt (134 points).
The recipient of the award will be honored in April as part of the Men’s Frozen Four weekend in Pittsburgh.
Other nominees represent schools ranging from Notre Dame and Yale to Niagara University and St. Anselm College in New Hampshire.