UMD’s Gabbie Hughes nominated for Hockey Humanitarian Award, again
On Wednesday University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women’s hockey graduate forward Gabbie Hughes was named one of 15 nominees for the 2023 Hockey Humanitarian Award.
Last March she was named a top three finalist for the 2022 award, and is one of four repeat nominees.
The award is given to ‘college hockey’s finest citizen’; a student-athlete who makes significant contibutions to their team and community.
The co-founder of Sophie’s Squad, a nonprofit for athlete’s mental health, Hughes has helped raise over $250,000 in the past year alone.
She also leads UMD in points this season with 31.
Finalists will be announced in February. The 2023 recipient will be announced on Friday, April 7 during the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four weekend in Tampa, Florida.
For a full list of nominees, click here.
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