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Penn State is slated to host Guelph in an exhibition contest Saturday at 4 p.m.
Nine post perfect 4.0 GPAs in 2015-16 to continue record-setting year for Nittany Lion student-athletes
2015-16 ALL-BIG TEN ACADEMIC TEAM
2015-16 ALTERNATE CAPTAIN
2015-16 BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
2015-16 ALL-CHA ACADEMIC TEAM
2014-15 ALTERNATE CAPTAIN
2014-15 ALL-CHA SECOND TEAM
2014-15 ALL-CHA ACADEMIC TEAM
2014-15 BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
2013-14 ALL-CHA ROOKIE TEAM
2013-14 CHA STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2013-14 ALL-CHA ACADEMIC TEAM
CHA PLAYER OF THE MONTH (Dec. 2014)
CHA PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Dec. 15, 2014)
CHA PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Nov. 11, 2014)
SCHREYER HONORS COLLEGE SCHOLAR
NITTANY LION CAREER
Alternate captain...Played in all 37 games during her junior year...Finished the year with 25 points on 17 goals and eight assists...Her 17 goals led the team in 2015-16 and is a program best...Her eight assists were tied for third-best on the team...Scored her first goal of the season 43 seconds into Penn State’s 5-3 win against No. 7/8 Boston University (10/9)...Scored in four-straight games twice during the year (10/9-10/18, 2/20-3/4)...Recorded a goal and assist three times (St. Lawrence 11/24, RIT 2/26, RIT 2/27)...Tied the program record with six power play goals...Tallied three game-winning goals (RIT 1/16, Lindenwood 2/12, RIT 2/26)...Scored a goal in seven of the final nine games of the year...Recorded an assist in back-to-back games three times...Posted a +4 rating on the year...Finished second on the team in shot attempts (140)...Skated in her 100th game with Sarah Nielsen and Amy Petersen against RIT (1/29)...Led the team with 427 faceoff wins.
Alternate captain...All-CHA Second Team honoree...CHA Player of the Month (December) and two-time CHA Player of the Week...Team’s top point-getter, appearing in all 37 contests and scoring 16 goals and adding 14 assists for 30 points...Four multi-goal games...Second hat trick in program history in a 5-3 win over No. 6 Mercyhurst (12/13)...CHA Player of the Month for December, posting four goals, three assists and a +6 rating in four games during the month...Garnered CHA Player of the Week honors for her efforts during the Nittany Lions’ first wins and series sweep over a ranked opponent, the Lakers (12/12-13)...Scored two goals in each game of the Colgate series (11/7-8), resulting in CHA Player of the Week honors...Three-point outing at Lindenwood (2/6)...Led the team in faceoff wins and attempts, going 429-for-764 for a .562 winning percentage...Took 129 shots, notching a season-best seven shots four times...Four power play goals, three of which came in consecutive games against Syracuse and Colgate (11/1-8)...Two shorthanded goals: at Robert Morris (12/6) and against RIT (1/18)...Four game-winning tallies...24 blocks, with three blocks at Syracuse (11/1).
Penn State's leading scorer (10 goals) was named to the 2013-14 All-CHA Rookie Team...Dished six assists and tied for second on team with 16 points, while accumulating 11 penalties and 27 blocks...Led the team in faceoff wins (337), faceoff attempts (659), while posting a win percentage of .511...Tallied two goals in second collegiate game in a 4-2 victory at Vermont (10/5), while posting a plus-three rating...Scored the game-winning, power-play goal in a 2-1 victory vs. Union (10/19)...Scored in the next game vs. New Hampshire (10/26), which was the fastest goal to start a game (40 seconds) in program history...Earned assists in games against Syracuse (11/10) and RIT (11/16)...Scored in a 4-1 victory over Lindenwood (11/23)...Tallied in back-to-back games vs. Colgate (1/11) and Syracuse (1/24), which featured an assist as well...Tallied a point in three of four games vs. RIT (1/31, 1a), RIT (2/1, 1g) and Lindenwood (2/9, 1g, 1a)...Earned an assist in a CHA First Round contest at RIT (2/28).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Member of three-time defending Minnesota High School AA champion Minnetonka High School (2011-13) with Nittany Lions Hannah Ehresmann and Amy Petersen...Tallied 221 points courtesy of 130 goals and 91 assists...Led the team as captain from 2010-2013 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, Minnesota...Parents are Scott and Dawna Bowman...Has a younger brother named Jack...Biochemistry and molecular biology major.
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."