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Eight post perfect 4.0 GPAs during 2014-15 academic year
The Nittany Lions set multiple program records during the season
The Nittany Lions will play in the program's first CHA Tournament semifinal game.
The victory snapped a five-game losing streak for Penn State
Penn State and Lindenwood are both seeking their first win in the CHA Tournament
NITTANY LION CAREER
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.
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."
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