ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
10 - Gina McDonald
Gina McDonald
Height: 5-4
Year: Freshman
Hometown: New Brighton, Minn.
High School: Irondale
Position: Forward
Bats/Throws: R

Freshman 2010-11
Posted six points during rookie season on two goals and four assists ... Dished out an assist on eventual game-winning goal against Brown Oct. 30 ... Scored her first goal of the season Jan. 22 against Union ... Had a pair of assists, including on the game-winning goal, in 3-2 overtime win at St. Lawrence Feb. 12 ... Picked up an assist against No. 2 Cornell in regular-season finale ... Tallied a goal in 8-3 win over St. Lawrence in Game 2 of ECAC quarterfinal Feb. 26.

Before Harvard
Lettered in soccer, lacrosse and ice hockey while at Irondale, serving as captain of the lacrosse team as a senior and captain of the ice hockey team as a junior and senior … Athena Award recipient in 2010 … Named all-state hockey player by three different outlets as a senior as well as all-metro first team and All-North Suburban Conference … Named team MVP in 2007 and ’08 … Played for the U.S. national select team in 2008 … Received Best Forward and Top Scorer Awards at Hockey Night in Boston in 2007 … Knights Awards recipient for hockey and lacrosse … Two-time all-conference lacrosse player … Helped hockey team to two Section 5 championships and two North Suburban championships … Conference and state scoring leader as a senior … Super Senior Athlete Award recipient … Herb Brooks Scholarship recipient … Received Distinguished Academic Achievement Awards in soccer, hockey and lacrosse … Member of the student council and National Honor Society … Involved in numerous volunteer efforts, including Empty Bowls, Adopt a Family and Inner City Skate … Sister, Anna McDonald ’10, played three seasons for the Crimson women’s hockey team … Uncles, Bob and Steve Arndt, and cousin, Jaime Arndt, played hockey for Dartmouth … Cousin, Sam Cornelius, played hockey for Notre Dame … Enjoys biking, waterskiing and pottery.