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Bella Sutton among conference Student-Athletes of the Year
Laura Bowman, Bella Sutton and Hannah Ehresmann captured All-CHA honors
The Nittany Lions will play in the program's first CHA Tournament semifinal game.
This is Whitlinger's sixth and Sutton's second weekly honor of the season
Bella Sutton's three-point performance led the Nittany Lions
NITTANY LION CAREER
CHA All-Rookie Team ... Appeared in all 37 games for the Nittany Lions on the blueline, leading all defensemen with 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) ... Five power play goals tied for the team lead, and 11 (5g, 6a) power play points ranked first ... Scored both game-winners in the RIT home series (1/17-18), resulting in CHA Player of the Week honors ... Third game-winner of the season came against No. 6 Mercyhurst Also had an assist in the series-opening game ... Notched an assist in four-straight games (10/26-11/1) ... Tallied three points in the CHA Tournament semifinal-clinching game against Lindenwood (2/28), yielding CHA Rookie of the Week accolades ... Led Penn State in blocked shots with 66, with a single-game high of eight in the season finale against RIT (1/18) ... Took 51 shots on the season, recording a season-high four twice.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Five-year letter winner at Mounds View High School, while playing three years for the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps and two years for the Minnesota Elite League's White Team...Had outstanding senior season earning Ms. Hockey Semifinalist, Star Tribune All-Metro First Team and Pioneer Press East Metro Player of the Year honors as well as the Herb Brooks Award...Named to the MSHSL Girls' State Hockey All-Tournament Team...Participated in the USA Hockey U16 and U18 National Developmental Camps, earning spots on the All-Star Team...Was an alternate for the USA Hockey U15 National Development Camp...Helped lead the Minnesota Elite White Team to the 2013 USA-Canada Cup U19 Championship...Played two years of varsity soccer, leading team to third place in 2010...Threw discuss as a varsity letterwinner in track & field.
Isabella Marie Sutton was born January 20, 1996 in St. Paul, Minn....Parents are Ross and Joanie Sutton...Has and older brother, Sam, an older sister, Sierra and a younger brother, Joe...Plans to major in pre-med the intent of attending medical school.
QUOTING SUTTON ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because it was the perfect combination of great academics and athletics. It will be an amazing home to me for the next four years."
QUOTING BRANDWENE ON SUTTON
"Bella has tremendous vision and footwork which sets her apart as an outstanding contributor at both ends of the ice. She takes care of the net, sees the ice well and joins the rush at just the right time."
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