Clarkson Golden Knights forward Elizabeth Giguere has been named the 23rd recipient of the Patty Kazmaier Award. The Patty Kazmaier Award is given to the top female college ice hockey player. The award is presented during the women’s the Frozen Four. The award was first presented in 1998.
The award is named in honor of the late Patty Kazmaier-Sandt, a four-year varsity letter winner and All Ivy League honoree for the Princeton University women’s ice hockey team from 1981 through 1986. She also played field hockey and lacrosse. She died on February 15, 1990 at the age of 28 from a rare blood disease.
Giguere finished the season with 66 points (37-29-66) in just 37 games played. Clarkson finished the season with 25-6-6 record and a berth in the NCAA tournament. They were slated to play at Wisconsin in the National Quarterfinal.