Babstock Named Rookie of the Year

Babstock Named Rookie of the Year

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey today announced Quinnipiac University forward Kelly Babstock has been named the league’s 2010-11 ECAC Hockey Women's Rookie of the Year.  

Freshman forward Kelly Babstock becomes the second Quinnipiac student-athlete in a row to earn the honor, as Victoria Vigilanti claimed the award last season. Babstock enjoyed a stellar rookie campaign as she burst onto the ECAC Hockey women’s scene. She began her career in Hamden scoring at least one point in her first eight games.

The Mississauga, Ontario native currently leads the league in goals (30), assists (28) and points (58) in overall games and was tied for second in league points (30) on 22 goals and eight assists. She currently leads all NCAA Division I Women’s Ice Hockey freshman in goals, assists, points and is second points per game (1.61). Babstock has been selected ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Rookie of the Week five times and Player of the week on two occasions.

Babstock was named one of the 26 nominees for the prestigious Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented by Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. The award is given annually to the most outstanding player in Division I Women's Ice Hockey.

She led a Bobcats offense that scored a program-high 102 goals in the regular season. The 31 power-play goals, also a program-record, helped the team accumulate a .8 power-play percentage, which ranks third among ECAC Hockey teams.

The other finalists for the award were Brianne Jenner from Cornell and Jackie Raines of Yale.

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