Rebecca Freiburger


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-8
  • Hometown Rochester, Minn.
  • Last Team Minnesota Ice Cats

Career Honors

  • WCHA Scholar-Athlete (2018, 2019)
  • WCHA All-Academic Team (2018, 2019)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017, 2018)
  • Buckeye Power Club (2018)

2018-19 – Junior

  • Appeared in all 35 games
  • Finished the season with four points, all from goals
  • Scored the game winning goal at St. Cloud State (Feb. 1)
  • Lit the lamp for the first time this season in the home opener against Colgate (Oct. 5)
  • Blocked 30 shots, the second highest total for any Buckeye forward in 2018-19
  • WCHA Scholar-Athlete
  • WCHA All-Academic Team

2017-18 – Sophomore

  • Appeared in all 39 games
  • Tallied eight points from six goals and two assists, tying her career-high for goals
  • Netted two game-winning-goals, tying her career high
  • Scored a goal and notched an assist in a 4-0 win at St. Cloud State (Oct. 20)
  • Found the back of the net as the Buckeyes cruised to a 5-3 win over Minnesota State (Nov. 11)
  • Scored back-to-back game winners as the Buckeyes swept No. 9 Robert Morris (Jan. 12-13)
  • Lit the lamp in a 5-1 win against No. 5 Minnesota, helping secure the first OSU sweep of the Golden Gophers in program history (Jan. 20)
  • Blocked 27 shots, tied for fifth among forwards for the season
  • WCHA Scholar-Athlete
  • WCHA All-Academic Team
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • OSU Scholar Athlete

2016-17 – Freshman

  • Appeared in all 37 games
  • Scored six goals and dishing out four assists
  • Made her Ohio State debut in the season opener at Rensselaer where she blocked three shots and had a plus-one rating (Sept. 30)
  • Notched the first goal and assist of her career in a 3-1 win over Bemidji State (Oct. 14),
  • Scored the game-winning goal and posted a plus-two rating at Minnesota State (Nov. 18)
  • Netted a goal and had a plus-two rating in OSU’s home win over North Dakota (Dec. 3)
  • Recorded a point in both of the Buckeyes’ home games against Bemidji State (Jan. 13-14)
  • Scored a goal on the road at Minnesota Duluth (Jan. 27) …
  • Found the back of the net as the Buckeyes scored two third period goals in the 2-2 tie against St. Cloud State (Feb. 4)
  • Blocked 32 shots, second-most for a forward on the Buckeyes in 2016-17

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played for the Minnesota Ice Cats from 2010 through 2016, while also playing both hockey and soccer at Lourdes High School
  • Lettered all four years playing goalkeeper in soccer and forward in hockey
  • All-Conference honoree in both sports, also earned All-State distinctions in soccer and academic All-State in hockey
  • Hobey Baker character award winner as a senior as well as team MVP


  • Daughter of Peter and Robin Freiburger
  • Has two siblings, Matt and Daniel
  • Selected to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum
  • Bucks Go Pro 1.0 Strength and Conditioning Intern
  • Favorite place on campus: 11th floor of the library
  • Favorite place to eat on campus: Sloopy’s
  • Favorite team: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Favorite movie: Miracle
  • Favorite food: Ice cream
  • Special skill: Jigsaw puzzles