Left winger Schammel is a finalist for Patty Kazmaier award

Schammel leads Minnesota with 41 points in 32 games this season.

Redshirt senior Nicole Schammel skates toward the puck on Friday, Jan. 18 at Ridder Arena. The Gophers lost to the Wisconsin Badgers 2-1.

Elle Moulin

Redshirt senior Nicole Schammel skates toward the puck on Friday, Jan. 18 at Ridder Arena. The Gophers lost to the Wisconsin Badgers 2-1.

Erik Nelson

Left winger Nicole Schammel may get to add another accomplishment to her resume.

Schammel is one of 10 finalists for the 2019 Patty Kazmaier Award, which is given to the most outstanding Division I player in college women’s hockey. Criteria for the Patty Kazmaier Award include individual and team skills, performance in clutch moments, competitiveness and love of hockey.

The Patty Kazmaier Award was first awarded in 1998. Brandy Fisher, a forward for New Hampshire, was the award’s inaugural recipient. Former Gophers forward Amanda Kessel was the last Gophers player to win the award. She won in 2013. 

Schammel leads the Gophers with 41 points and is second on the team in goals with 12. She was a member of Minnesota’s 2017-18 team that won the 2018 WCHA Final Faceoff. 

The Patty Kazmaier Award will be given on March 23 in Hamden, Connecticut, one day before the 2019 NCAA Frozen Four Championship on March 24.