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Feb. 24, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior goaltender Melissa Glaser was named Western Collegiate Hockey Association Defensive Player of the Week Monday. Glaser backstopped the Buckeyes in their 1-1 tie with then-No. 1 Minnesota in Columbus, Ohio, last Friday.

The junior from Rockford, Ill., allowed just one goal on 36 shots vs. the Golden Gophers, a .972 save percentage. The tie was her second of the season and she was just three saves shy of setting a season high.

This season, Glaser has posted a 2.41 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage. She has a 9-9-2 overall record and a 7-8-1 record in the WCHA.

The award marks Glaser’s third this season and the Buckeyes’ sixth WCHA Player of the Week honor this year.

No. 10 Ohio State plays host to No. 5 Wisconsin at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes entered the national rankings for the second time this season with a 14-11-3 overall record and a 10-10-2 WCHA record.