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Nine post perfect 4.0 GPAs in 2015-16 to continue record-setting year for Nittany Lion student-athletes
PSU, Robert Morris lead the way with 18 representatives each
Men's Golf Earns Second Consecutive Highest Team GPA Award
Laura Bowman tabbed as captain; Kelsey Crow and Amy Petersen named alternate captains
Petersen, Whitlinger named to All-CHA second team
2016-17 ALTERNATE CAPTAIN
2015-16 ALL-BIG TEN ACADEMIC TEAM
2015-16 BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
2015-16 ALL-CHA SECOND TEAM
2015-16 ALL-CHA ACADEMIC TEAM
2014-15 ALL-CHA ACADEMIC TEAM
2014-15 ALL-BIG TEN ACADEMIC TEAM
2014-15 BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
2013-14 ALL-CHA ACADEMIC TEAM
CHA PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Jan. 25, 2016)
NITTANY LION CAREER
Second Team All-CHA honoree...CHA Player of the Week (1/25)...Played in all 37 games during her junior year...Led the team with 29 points on eight goals and 21 assists...Her 21 assists led the team and is a program record...Her eight goals were tied for third-best on the team...Scored a goal in back-to-back games three times...Recorded a goal and an assist twice (Robert Morris 1/23, RIT 2/27)...Netted two power play goals in 2015-16 (Lindenwood 10/30, Mercyhurst 2/19)...Tallied the fifth short-handed goal in program history in a 1-0 win against RIT (1/29)...Recorded the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win against RIT (2/27)...Posted two assists in a game five times...Netted a team-best 18 points over the final 16 games of the season...Tallied at least one point in 13 of the final 16 games of the year...Ended the year with seven points over the final five games...Finished third on the team with 82 shot attempts...Only committed five penalties on the year...Skated in her 100th game with Laura Bowman and Sarah Nielsen against RIT (1/29).
Second on the team with 26 points (11g, 15a), appearing in every game...15 assists topped the Nittany Lions...Led Penn State with a .167 shooting percentage...Nine-game point streak from 10/12-11/8, recording 14 points (8g, 6a) in that time...Four-game goal scoring streak from 10/26-11/7, during which she scored five goals ...Put away goals in three-consecutive games from 10/12-10/18...Scored power play goals in three-straight games (10/26-11/1)...Got the game-winner against Princeton (10/26)...Season-best three points at Colgate (11/7) with one goal and two assists...Other two-assist outing came at RIT (11/15)...66 shots, taking a season-high four at Union (10/18) and against Robert Morris (2/20) ...+4 rating in the 5-3 win against No. 6 Mercyhurst.
Played in all 36 games, placing second on the squad with 10 assists and tied for fourth with 15 points...Earned a career-high plus-three rating with two assists in second collegiate game at Vermont (10/5)...Posted helpers against Union (10/19) and Syracuse (11/9)...Tallied first collegiate goal against Syracuse (11/10)...Earned an assist at Lindenwood (11/23) before posting second two-helper game vs. Colgate (1/11) with a plus-two rating...Tallied points in four of five games against Colgate (1/11, 2a), Syracuse (1/24, 1a), Princeton (1g, 1/28) and RIT (1/31, 1g)...Scored a goal and an assist vs. Lindenwood (2/9)...Tallied a goal at Robert Morris (2/21)...Notched an assist in the CHA First Round at RIT (2/28).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Member of three-time defending Minnesota High School AA champion Minnetonka High School (2011-13) with fellow Nittany Lion Laura Bowman...Earned four-straight Lake Conference titles...Scored 188 points with 70 goals and 118 assists, earning three AA All-Tournament Team mentions in 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13...Posted career year by setting Minnetonka single-season points record (65) behind 29 goals and 36 assists in 2012-13 en route to All-State honor...Served as 2012-13 team captain...Served as team captain in 2011-12 with a 12-goal, 37-assist effort (49 points) and being named to the All-Lake Conference team and honorable-mention All-State...Earned honorable-mention All-Lake Conference in 2010-11 with 21 goals, 24 assists and 45 points...As a freshman, tallied eight goals, 21 assists for 29 points when Minnetonka won the Lake Conference and finished as Section 6 AA Runner-up...Played for the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps from 2009-13 and the Minnesota Elite League from 2010-13.
Amy Claire Petersen was born October 2, 1994, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, to Eric and Mary Petersen...Has an older brother named Blake...Risk management major.
QUOTING PETERSEN ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State for both the athletic and academic options that it has to offer."
QUOTING BRANDWENE ON PETERSEN
"Amy defines what it means to be a clutch scorer. Her consistent play, her intensity, and her knack for big game performances are what caught our eye. She's fun to watch and will be an immediate presence in our lineup next year."