Penn State and Vermont skated to a 3-3 tie on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Member of three-time defending Minnesota High School AA champion Minnetonka High School (2011-13) with fellow incoming freshman Amy Petersen...Tallied 221 points courtesy of 130 goals and 91 assists...Led the team as captain from 2010-132 and earned three All-Lake Conference honors, while leading the team in scoring all three seasons...Named All-State and Minnesota AA All-Tournament as a junior and senior...As a senior, scored 32 goals, 28 assists and 60 points...As a junior, scored 31 goals, 21 assists in 52 points as Minnetonka went 25-5-1...Tallied 23 goals, 30 assists and 53 points as a sophomore when Minnetonka went 29-1-1 and earned All-State Honorable Mention...Second on the team in scoring freshman year, scoring 17 times with 12 assists for 29 points as Minnetonka won the Lake Conference and finished Section 6 AA Runner-up...Participated in the 2009 and 2011 USA Hockey Player Development Camps...Earned letters playing soccer and golf...Leads Minnetonka as the 2012-13 golf captain and earned All-Lake Conference Honorable Mention in 2011.
Laura Marie Bowman was born November 8, 1994 in Minneapolis, Minn. to Scott and Dawna Bowman...Has a younger brother named Jack...An excellent student, earned the Minnetonka Student Recognition Award for Outstanding Academic Performance... Intends to major in immunology or microbiology.
QUOTING BOWMAN ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because I was impressed with the school of science and research opportunities. I love the atmosphere that I feel there and the campus is exactly what I imagined my college would look like. I can't wait to become part of the Penn State family and I'm looking forward to making history in the new Pegula Ice Arena."
QUOTING BRANDWENE ON BOWMAN
"Laura is the total package of skill, speed, height and tenacity. She is equal parts scorer, play-maker and outstanding penalty killer. Laura plays terrific hockey at both ends of the ice and she will have immediate impact."