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Jessica Kovacevich
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Jessica Kovacevich 161133
Position: Defense
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
High School: Shattuck-St. Mary's

Career: UND’s career leader in penalty minutes (214) ... UND’s all-time leader in goals by a defenseman (seven) and ranks third on UND’s career list for points by a defenseman (26) ... Ranks fourth on UND’s career games played list (90).

2004-05 (Junior): Named to All-WCHA Academic Team ... Played in all 35 games and led all UND defensemen with 10 points ... Matched her career-high with eight assists ... Her 10 points tied for the fourth-most in a single-season by a UND defenseman ... Tied for 16th among all WCHA defensemen in scoring ... Had a career-high three points (one goal, two assists) against Ohio State (Oct. 29) ... Finished second on the team with 74 penalty minutes ... Earned her second letter.

2003-04 (Sophomore): Played in all but three games ... Ranked sixth on the team with a +1 rating ... Was a +12 during the second half of the season, third-best on the team during that span ... Led the team in PIM (62) for the second consecutive season ... Notched a career-high two power-play goals ... Earned first letter.

2002-03 (Freshman): One of five players to have played in all 26 games ... Led Fighting Sioux defensemen with eight assists and 11 points ... Tied for fourth on team in scoring ... Led team and finished second in the nation with 78 PIM ... Fifth in nation among rookie defensemen with 0.42 points per game ... Ranked 37th in the nation in defenseman scoring and 40th among rookies ...Third on team with a +7 plus/minus rating ... 71 shots ranked third on the team ... Scored first career goal against Boston College (Oct. 27) ... Added an assist for first career multi-point game ... Assisted on first goal in Fighting Sioux history in season-opener at Bemidji State (Oct. 20).

Before UND: First player signed to letter of intent in Fighting Sioux women’s hockey history ... A 2002 graduate of Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minn. ... Three-year letterwinner in hockey ... Named Most Inspirational Player ... Lettered once in basketball and competed in track and field.

Personal: Majoring in occupational therapy with a minor in psychology ... Member of National Junior Honor Society ... Born November 4, 1983 ... Daughter of Terry and Vickey Kovacevich.

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