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Three Big Red Women's Hockey Players Earn All-America Status

Cornell's Rebecca Johnston
Cornell's Rebecca Johnston

AHCA Release

Courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications

DULUTH, Minn. -- Cornell junior defenseman Laura Fortino was named a First Team All America for the third consecutive year, and senior forward Rebecca Johnston earned First Team All-American status for the first time, highlighting Thursday night's announcement of the 2012 CCM Division Women's Hockey All-Americans by the American Hockey Coaches Association.

Junior defenseman Lauriane Rogeau also earned recognition as she was placed on the list for Second Team All-Americans for the third consecutive season.

Fortino, who leads all Big Red defenseman with 37 points on eight goals and 29 assists, was the only player in Cornell women's hockey history to be named a First Team All-America until Thursday night.

Johnston, the team's leading scorer in each of her four seasons, finally earned an All-America nod after two consecutive seasons of being put on the Second Team. She has 61 points on 30 goals and 31 assists after spending almost all of the year as Cornell's top-line right wing.

Rougeau, who scored the triple-overtime goal against Boston University on Saturday that sent Cornell to the Frozen Four, has been named a Second Team All-America for the third consecutive season. She has scored six goals and added 20 assists for Cornell while racking up a +44 that is second on the team only to Fortino's +46.

Cornell's three All-America players gives it the most of any team in the country. Cornell is also the only team to have an All-America player from ECAC Hockey.