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Jan. 13, 2017

Columbus, Ohio— Former Ohio State head coach Jackie Barto was honored by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) with the Women’s Ice Hockey Founders Award.

Barto coached the Buckeyes from their inception in 1999 through 2011, winning 191 games during that span. During her tenure she coached four Olympians, four All-Americans, five Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 10 Finalists, and a WCHA Player of the Year. She also spent time as a coach for USA Hockey, winning a gold medal at the 2008 World Championships.

According to the AHCA: “This award honors a member of the hockey community or college coaching profession who has contributed to the overall growth and development of the sport of women’s ice hockey in the United States through their enthusiasm, passion and selflessness.”