Big Ten Medal of Honor: Noora Raty, Minnesota Women's Ice Hockey
June 5, 2013
Minnesota goaltender Noora Räty posted a record of 38-0-0 (most wins in a single season for a goalie in NCAA history) as she led Minnesota to an undefeated season and second consecutive NCAA championship. Räty led the nation in save percentage (.956) and was second in goals-against average (.96), while making 776 saves. She posted an NCAA single-season record with 17 shutouts en route to setting the NCAA record for career shutouts with 43. Räty, who also set an NCAA winning percentage record (1.000) as a senior, ranks first in NCAA career wins with 114. In her senior season, she was named a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top-3 Finalist, First Team All-American, USCHO.com Co-Player of the Year, First Team All-USCHO.com, All-WCHA First Team, 2013 WCHA Goaltending Champion, WCHA All-Tournament Team, WCHA Tournament MVP, NCAA All-Tournament Team and MVP of the Frozen Four. Academically, she received the WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award and was named to the All-WCHA Academic Team and the Capital One Academic All-District 6 At-Large First Team. Räty is also a two-time Olympian and led Finland to a bronze medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.