Feb. 25, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior goaltender Melissa Glaser was named Defensive Player of the Week Tuesday. 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. Glaser led the team in stopping an 11-game losing streak against Minnesota.

The national honor is Glaser’s first in her career. She is just the second Ohio State player to receive the national accolade in the five-year history of the Buckeye program. Jeanne Chapple was named Player of the Week Nov. 19, 2001.

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.

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.