Brianna Decker, currently a student at the University of Wisconsin, rose to prominence in the women's hockey world when she won the Patty Kazmaier Award, awarded annually to the top female college hockey player in the U.S., in 2012. That same year, she had a standout performance at the IIHF World Championships, netting 10 points (4g, 6a) in five games en route to winning a silver medal. She previously won a gold medal at the IIHF World Championships in 2011, and also earned a gold medal at the event in 2013.
- 2013 IIHF World Championships: When the U.S. won gold, she led the tournament with six goals and was named to the media all-star team.
- Four Nations Cups: Finished in first place in 2008, 2011 and 2012.
- College Hockey: In 2011-12, she Led NCAA women's hockey with 37 goals.
- IIHF U18 World Championships: In 2009, playing in five games, she tied for the tournament lead with eight goals.
Things to know:
1. Her coach in college at the University of Wisconsin was Mark Johnson, the scorer of two of the U.S.'s four goals in the "Miracle on Ice" at the 1980 Olympics.
2. Played high school hockey at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault, MN from 2005-09, which is the same school that Sidney Crosby, Zach Parise and Jonathan Toews played at, at different times.
3. The high school she played at, Shattuck-St. Mary's, served as the basis of the fictional Eden Hall Academy in the third installment of "The Mighty Ducks" movie trilogy.