Breakthrough Performance: Laura Hurd '05

January 15 2015
Category: Athletics

When Elmira College made its debut in women's ice hockey, the program wasn't the only thing in its first year; all the players except two were freshmen. One of those first-year students, however, became perhaps the best player in Division III women's ice hockey history, leading the Soaring Eagles to the 2002 national championship.Elmira finished that season 26-1-1 as it became the only team to win an NCAA championship in its first year of competition. The history didn't stop there, as that freshman pacing the Eagles finished the season with an NCAA record 40 goals and 77 points.

The College honors her life, her legacy and her amazing commitment to women's ice hockey.

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