Oct. 10, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tessa Bonhomme, a four-year letterwinner on the Ohio State women’s hockey team, was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 26.
Tessa Bonhomme Hall of Fame Induction Speech
Tessa Bonhomme, a four-year letterwinner for the Buckeyes on defense, is Ohio State’s only AHCA First Team All-American. She was a Second Team All-American in 2007 and a two-time finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, which is given annually to the top women’s collegiate hockey player. A three-time All-WCHA selection, Bonhomme was voted the WCHA Player of the Year as a senior in 2008, when she was also recognized as a first team All-American.
Bonhomme, who was elected captain by her teammates for 2007-08, holds many Ohio State records, including career points by a defenseman (128) and most points in a season for a defenseman (45), while she ranks sixth all-time in career scoring, third in career assists (86) and 10th in career goals (42). Bonhomme was selected to the 2007 WCHA All-Tournament team after helping lead the Buckeyes to the conference semifinals. A Sudbury, Ontario, native, Bonhomme competed with the Canadian National Team throughout her time at OSU and redshirted 2005-06 to centralize with Team Canada. She was one of the last cuts for the 2006 Olympic squad before playing a vital role in Canada’s gold-medal winning run at the 2010 Vancouver Games.