10 Gina McDonald
10 Gina McDonald
Height: 5-4
Year: Junior
Hometown: New Brighton, Minn.
High School: Irondale
Position: Forward
Major: Human Evolutionary Biology
Shoots/Catches: R
House Affiliation: Kirkland

Junior • 2012-13
Was on the second line in Harvard’s first two wins of the year at Quinnipiac and Princeton Oct. 26-27 ... Assisted on a goal to help Harvard top Colgate, 4-1, Nov. 23 ... Assisted on a goal in Harvard's 8-1 rout of Providence Dec. 7.

Sophomore 2011-12
Recorded a goal and an assist in season-opening 7-1 victory at St. Lawrence Oct. 28 … Assisted on the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win at Colgate Nov. 11 … Repeated her performance against St. Lawrence, picking up a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win Nov. 19 … Scored a goal and blocked a pair of shots against No. 2 Minnesota Nov. 27 … Netted a pair of goals in 8-1 victory at Connecticut Jen. 3 in first game back from the holiday break … Collected first career hat trick in 5-3 comeback win over Rensselaer Jan. 14 … Picked up a goal and an assist in 10-1 beating of Princeton Feb. 4.

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.