Two Carlson School Students Win Prestigious Athletics Awards

Group of female athletes.

Gopher senior softball player Kaitlyn Richardson and men's hockey senior and captain Kyle Rau were recently awarded the Patty Berg Legacy and Henry L. Williams Awards. These awards recognize one female and one male student-athlete who excel in competition and in the classroom while representing the values of the athletics department. 

Richardson is a two-time All-American and two-time Academic All-Big Ten third baseman who has started in every game of her career (164 and counting). She has led the team in batting average in each of the last two seasons. Richardson also has an unblemished run as a Scholar-Athlete, earning the honor every semester as she pursues her major in human resources and industrial relations at the Carlson School of Management.

Rau is a two-year captain for the men's hockey team. His 19 career game-winning goals are the most among all active NCAA players and he earned both All-Big Ten and All-America honors as the Gophers reached last season's NCAA championship game. He's also collected an impressive list of team, conference, and national academic awards while majoring in marketing in the Carlson School.