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Jan. 3, 2018
WINTHROP, Mass. - Penn State women's hockey freshman forward Natalie Heising (Maple Grove, Minn.) has been named the College Hockey America (CHA) Rookie of the Month for December, as announced by the conference office Wednesday. This is the second CHA Rookie of the Month award for Heising (Sept./Oct.).
Wednesday's honor marks the fourth CHA award for Heising, as she has been named the Rookie of the Month (11/1), the Rookie of the Week (11/27), and the Player of the Week (12/4).
The Nittany Lions last took to the ice at RIT (Dec. 1-2). At RIT, Penn State won the opener 5-0 before capturing a 2-0 victory in the series finale.
Among CHA freshmen in December, Heising was tied for second in points (three) and was tied for second in goals (two).
In Penn State's 5-0 victory at RIT on Friday, Dec. 1, Heising recorded her first career two-goal game on four shot attempts. Penn State then closed out the series with a 2-0 win on Saturday, Dec. 2, with Heising extending her point streak to three games (3-2--5) on an assist.
Penn State returns to action with a trip to No. 6/7 Ohio State, Jan. 5-6. Puck drop is scheduled for 6 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the OSU Ice Rink in Columbus, Ohio.