Ammerman wins 2015 Hockey Humanitarian Award

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UW women’s hockey standout Brittany Ammerman accomplished a lot during her time at Wisconsin. She ranks 10th in school history in goals scored, helped the team win the 2011 NCAA National Championship and two WCHA regular-season championships. 

Friday in Boston, Ammerman was honored for her accomplishments off the ice. The Badger senior won the 2015 Hockey Humanitarian Award, given to student athletes, Division I or III, male or female, who give back to their communities in the true humanitarian spirit. 

Over the last two years, Ammerman has helped start a women’s soccer league in Kenya. During that time, Ammerman helped raise more than $30,000 to found the Nikumbuke Women’s Soccer League, a round-robin soccer league in rural Kenya. 

Ammerman first traveled to Kenya as part of a women’s studies trip and felt compelled to help those less fortunate. 

“It’s a great honor,” Ammerman, a native of River Vale, New Jersey, said. “I’m really appreciative of the recognition, not only for myself, but also for the women in Kenya that I work with. It’s important to show that you can be a great student-athlete both in your sport and in the community, and winning this award demonstrates that.”

Ammerman is the second Badger to receive the BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award, as UW men’s hockey standout Erik Raygor was the award’s third recipient in 1998.