Feb. 8, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State sophomore Amber Bowman was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Defensive Player of the Week for leading the Buckeyes in their first road sweep over Bemidji State last weekend, the league announced Monday.

The Innisfil, Ontario, native recorded a four-point weekend, marking her best performance this season. In game one, Bowman assisted on two goals, including the gamewinner, in the 5-1 victory Feb. 4. She then scored the game-winning goal and recorded a helper in the 4-3 victory Feb. 5.

Bowman also played a key role in Ohio State’s power play and penalty kill, which held Bemidji State scoreless on all seven power-play chances in the series.

This season, Bowman is fifth on the Buckeye squad with 18 points, on four goals and 14 assists.

The award marks the fifth league award of the season for Ohio State and the first of Bowman’s career.

Ohio State takes on the No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers at 8:05 p.m. EST Friday and Saturday at Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. The Buckeyes have completed four games of an eight-game road stretch, posting a 2-1-1 record. A road series at Niagara remains on the slate.