58 Ohio State student-athletes posted 3.7 or better GPAs in 2011-12
Seniors Spooner and Wild named Offensive and Defensive MVP, respectively
Thirteen Buckeyes earn WCHA All-Academic honors
The Buckeyes finish 16-16-4 overall at the end of the 2011-12 season
Senior Natalie Spooner breaks season goals record with two scores in the loss
Kelly Wild Photo Gallery
Ohio State Career Honors
Voted one of three assistant captains for the Buckeyes for the 2010-11 season ... WCHA Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... two-time WCHA All-Academic Team (2009-10, 2010-11) ... two-time Academic All-Big Ten at-large selection (2009-10, 2010-11) ... three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11) ... earned the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for the team (2009-10).
Named to the U.S. Women's Under-22 Team faced Canada's U-22 Team in three-game series, Aug. 18-21, 2010 in Toronto ... assistant captain of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 team that won the first gold medal in the inaugural IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championship, Jan. 7-12, 2008 in Calgary ... in five games of the event, had two assists and a plus-14 rating ... also assistant captain of the U.S. Under-18 Team that competed in a summer series against Canadian U-18s in August 2007.
2011-12 (Junior Season)
Competed in all 36 games for the Buckeyes ... fifth on the squad with 19 points, scoring three goals and dishing out 16 assists ... finished with 16 points (2g, 14a) in WCHA competition ... two of her three goals came on the power play ... had four multi-point games and two multi-assist games ... ranked sixth in defenseman scoring and ranked 23rd in WCHA in assist scoring ... her first points of the season came in the 6-1 victory over St. Cloud State (Oct. 16) as she tallied one goal and one assist ... had a hand in the team's first goal of the game and scored the Buckeyes' final goal in the third period ... dished out an assist on the power play against then-No. 1 Wisconsin (Oct.22) ... recorded her second multi-point game in Ohio State's 5-1 win against Syracuse (Oct. 29), assisting the first goal of the game and scoring on the power play in the first minute of the third period ... added another assist the following day in the 6-2 victory over Syracuse and finished with a plus-3 on the weekend against the Orange ... assisted back-to-back goals both in the second period of an eventual 4-3 loss to Minnesota State (Nov. 13) ... followed with another assist in Ohio State's 4-2 upset over then-No. 3 Minnesota Duluth on the road (Nov. 19) ... picked up an assist on the game-winning goal against Bemidji State - a 3-1 win at home (Nov. 27) ... tallied her 10th assist on the year as she set up the game-tying goal in the 3-2 win over Minnesota State (Jan. 15) ... also had an assist the next day in the Buckeyes' 3-2 victory over the Mavericks (Jan. 15) to finish with a plus-4 over the two games ... set a personal best in Ohio State's 6-1 rout over St. Cloud State (Jan. 28), finishing with three assists for the Buckeyes ... concluded the two-game road trip with a plus-5 on-ice ranking ... scored an unassisted goal in the 4-3 loss to North Dakota (Feb. 4) ... had three other single assist performances throughout the season: at North Dakota (Nov. 7), vs. North Dakota (Feb. 5) and vs. Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 11) ... totaled 54 shots ... assessed 14 penalties for 28 minutes ... had a plus-2 on-ice ranking at the end of the season.
2009-10 (Sophomore Season)
Played in 36 games, missing the last game of the season with an injury ... after limited time with injuries freshman season, had a breakout offensive year with 21 points ... scored five goals and had 16 assists ... tallied 16 points (5g, 11a) while playing in all 28 WCHA games ... became in anchor on Ohio State's blue line, including significant time on the power play and penalty kill ... four of her five goals were scored on the power play ... tallied 11 points with the man-advantage to rank fourth on the team ... had five multi-point games and three multi-assist games ... in defenseman scoring, tied for fourth overall in the WCHA, ranked fifth in conference-only games and 16th in the NCAA (0.58 points per game) ... ignited the Buckeyes in the third period, picking up 10 of her points (3g, 7a) in the final stanza and one in overtime ... tallied a point in the final 6 minutes of regulation eight times ... collected her first point of the season by assisting on the game-tying goal in the third period of 4-4 OT tie at Boston University (Oct. 3) ... followed with a career-high two-goal performance in 6-5 loss against Minnesota (Oct. 9) ... also had an assist in 5-2 victory at Bemidji State (Oct. 16) ... after assisting on earlier goal, started Ohio State's third period rally by scoring a power play goal with less than 6 minutes left in eventual 7-6 come-from-behind win against Minnesota State (Oct. 30) ... picked up single assists in 3-2 OT loss vs. Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 13) and 4-3 win vs. St. Lawrence, setting up gamewinner (Nov. 21) ... scored in 2-2 OT tie at St. Cloud State (Dec. 11) ... recorded two assists in 6-1 victory against Robert Morris (Jan. 3) ... had 10 points in the last 12 games of the season, beginning with the game-winning goal in third period as Buckeyes pulled away in 5-2 win vs. Bemidji State (Jan. 22) ... then recorded three assists in home split with Wisconsin (Jan. 29-30) ... set up two goals, including the game-tying one with less than 3 minutes left, in 5-4 win against the Badgers the first game ... then assisted on the extra-skater goal with 2 minutes left the next game as OSU fell short in 3-2 loss to UW ... had single assists in back-to-back games - a 7-2 loss to North Dakota (Feb. 6) and 5-4 OT loss at Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 12) ... set up both Buckeye goals in 3-2 loss to St. Cloud State (Feb. 19) ... followed with an assist in 4-4 OT tie against the Huskies (Feb. 20) ... made it a three-game point streak with assist on the game-winning overtime goal in 3-2 victory at Wisconsin in opening game of a WCHA First Round Playoff series (Feb. 26) ... totaled 53 shots ... concluded the season with 19 penalties for 38 minutes ... was plus-7 after only eight games with a minus.
2008-09 (Freshman Season)
Played in 23 games ... missed 13 games because of an injury ... was hurt Nov. 28 at St. Lawrence and returned to the ice Feb. 6 vs. North Dakota ... totaled six points on a goal and five assists ... saw time on both the power play and penalty kill units ... recorded her first point as a Buckeye in the season-opener with an assist on the first goal of the season in a 2-1 win at Providence (Oct. 3) ... assisted in back-to-back games at Minnesota (Oct. 17-18) ... also set up a goal vs. Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 15) ... posted an assist in her first game back, a 4-1 win vs. the Fighting Sioux ... scored her first college goal on the power play in 6-5 loss to Minnesota State at home (Feb. 20) ... totaled 12 shots on the season ... had 11 penalties for 22 minutes.
Prior to Ohio State
Four-year defenseman for Cretin-Derham Hall High School ... a teammate of fellow Buckeye Brittany Carlson ... as a senior, was named second team all-state and first team all-metro by the Minneapolis Star Tribune ... named a Top 10 finalist for the 2008 Minnesota Ms. Hockey award ... helped lead the Raiders to the 2008 Minnesota state tournament semifinal game ... won the Class AA third-place trophy ... helped Cretin-Derham Hall to the 2005 state tournament as a freshman ... a four-time all-conference selection, averaging about 28 points per season during her career ... earned the team's MVP award as a junior ... a five-time participant in the Minnesota Selects Tournament and attended the U.S. National Camp twice ... also was a member of the National Honors Society and on the school's Presidential List for those with a grade-point average above a 4.0.
Daughter of Paul and Elizabeth Wild ... youngest of five children, with three sisters (Chrissy, Katie and Laura) and a brother (Dan) ... Katie was a gymnast at the University of Illinois ... grandfather, Paul, played hockey at the University of Minnesota and was on the 1948 U.S. Olympic hockey team ... would like to pursue a career in dentistry.
THE WILD FILE
Career Game Highs
|Goals||2||Oct. 9, 2009 vs. Minnesota|
Jan. 28, 2011 at St. Cloud State
Jan. 28, 2011 at St. Cloud State
5x, last Oct. 16, 2010 vs. St. Cloud State
Oct. 9, 2009 vs. Minnesota
3x, last Jan. 28, 2011 at St. Cloud State
First Goal - Feb. 20, 2009 vs. Minnesota State
First Assist - Oct. 3, 2008 at Providence
Career Stats vs. 2011-12 Opponents
|Bemidji State||1-2--3 (10)|
|Minnesota Duluth||0-5--5 (12)|
|Minnesota State||2-5--7 (10)|
|Niagara||has not played|
|North Daktoa||1-4--5 (12)|
|Princeton||has not played|
|St. Cloud State||2-7--9 (10)|
Ohio State Falls to No. 1 Wisconsin, 7-0
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