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School Record 145 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees among Spring/At-Large Sports
2016-17 CHA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
2016-17 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN TEAM
CHA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK (Oct. 19, 2015)
CHA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK (Jan. 25, 2016)
NITTANY LION CAREER
Did not play.
Played in all 35 games during her sophomore season...Tallied 10 points on two goals and eight assists...Finished third on the team in shots on goal (77)...Recorded an assist in Penn State’s 4-2 season-opening loss at No. 5 Clarkson (9/30)...Posted a career-best seven shots on goal in a 5-0 victory at RIT (10/28)...Recorded an assist in back-to-back games (10/28-11/4)...Tallied one point in four-straight games (12/3-31)...Recorded an assist in back-to-back games against Robert Morris (12/3-4)...Scored her first goal of the season in a 2-1 loss at No. 8 Quinnipiac (12/30)...Recorded three points on one goal and two assists in a series against RIT (1/21-22).
Two-time CHA Rookie of the Week (10/19, 1/25)...Played in 36 games during her freshman year...Netted 13 points (1g, 12a) on the year...Ranked second on the team with 12 assists...Her 12 assists rank second by a Nittany Lion freshman in program history (Yoxheimer – 17 – 2012-13)...Recorded her first point and assist of her Nittany Lion career in Penn State’s 5-3 victory over No. 7/8 Boston University (10/9)...Tallied her first two-assist game of her career in Penn State’s 3-0 win over Union (10/17)...Netted an assist against Union (10/18), UConn (10/25), Lindenwood (10/30), Ohio State (1/2), RIT (1/16), Robert Morris (1/22) and RIT (1/30)...Recorded her second two-assist game of the season in a 3-0 win against Lindenwood (2/12)...Scored the first goal of her Nittany Lion career at St. Lawrence (11/23)...Posted a career-best five shot attempts against Union (10/17)...Ranked sixth on the team with her 61 shot attempts...Only committed three penalties on the year.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played for Modo Hockey Dam in Rikkserien, Sweden’s top women’s hockey league, for three seasons...Scored 56 points in 80 career games, including a career-best 23 in 2012-13...Finished each season for Modo with a plus-minus rating of 11-or-higher...Assisted on the game-winning goal when Modo won Sweden’s women’s championship in 2011-12...The team was the first outside of the Stockholm region to win the Swedish championship...Alternate captain for the Swedish U18 National Team at the 2014 World Women’s U18 Championship, where she recorded a goal and an assist in five games.
Victoria Maria Samuelsson was born on August 24, 1996, in Falun, Sweden...Parents are Jeanette and Ulf Samuelsson...Father Ulf played 15 seasons in the NHL and is currently an assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks...Has three brothers, Adam, Henrik and Philip...Adam plays for the USA National Development Team...Henrik, the
No. 27 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft by the Arizona Coyotes, plays for the New York Rangers...Philip plays for the Carolina Hurricanes...Advertising and public relations major.
SAMUELSSON ON PENN STATE
“The program has a great coaching staff and facilities. Penn State also has great academics that can help with my future.”