Bemidji, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Former Cloquet defenseman Montana Vichorek is one of three recipients for the 2012-13 Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) post-graduate scholarship, it was announced on Wednesday.
Vichorek, a Moose Lake native, was the captain of Bemidji State's women's hockey team this past season and ranked third in scoring among WCHA defenseman with 31 points.
She helped the Beavers to the best season in program history during her senior campaign, posting a (17-17-3) record in the 2011-12 season.
The former Lumberjack was named to the all-WCHA third team two times during her time with Bemidji State, and she finishes her career with 18 goals and 59 assists in 143 games played.
"Montana has been the most outstanding defender in my six years at BSU," Bemidji State head coach Steve Sertich said. "I also believe she has been the top defender in school history. She is extremely gifted in all skill areas – skating, passing, shooting and hockey IQ. She is a leader on the ice in a quiet, humble manner and being voted a captain by her teammates is a testament to her character and the respect her teammates have for her. She has also been an outstanding role model off the ice."
Vichorek finishes her four years at Bemidji State with a 3.55 grade point average, earning a Bachelor's of Science degree in chemistry with a minor in biology.