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W. Hockey's Kathryn Larson gets elite NCAA scholarship

W. Hockey's Kathryn Larson gets elite NCAA scholarship

Winter 2017-18 NCAA Postgrad recipients


Former St. Thomas Women's Hockey ace forward Kathryn Larson is among 29 male and female athletes from all NCAA levels and all winter sports to receive an elite NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

She receives a $7,500 grant to pursue full- or part-time graduate studies.

Larson had a 3.93 gpa and majored in Exercise Science at St. Thomas.

She's the Tommies' second NCAA postgraduate recipient this school year: Volleyball's Whitney Lloyd made the list of national honorees for fall sports.


Strong on ice

Larson was named first-team West All-America as a senior in 2016-17 by the American College Hockey Association. She was the Tommies' first forward to repeat as All-America, as she was a second-team honoree in 2015-16.

Larson, who played her first two college seasons at nearby Bethel University, was a two-time MIAC Player of the Year and three-time all-conference honoree. She helped St. Thomas win the conference playoff title for the fourth year in a row. UST finished 14-11-4 after a 4-2 road loss last Saturday in the NCAA playoffs at No. 1-ranked Plattsburgh State.

She collected 64 points in 58 games as a Tommie. She played 111 games in all four college seasons -- including her two seasons at Bethel -- and finished with 129 points (67 goals). UST went 18-4-4 in games when Larson scored a goal.

Larson's 18 goals as a senior were the most by a Tommie in one season since 2005-06.