Hanson is now eligible for the Academic All-America® ballot, as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She is the fourth player in team history to garner Academic All-District® honors, joining Ari Smith ’18, Sarah Hughson ’18, and Katie Granato ’19.
A four-time United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) champion, Hanson received a degree in Speech and Language Disabilities in June after graduating summa cum laude with a cumulative 3.86 grade-point average. Her academic accomplishments include UCHC All-Academic Team, Empire 8 Conference President’s List, and American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-American Scholar awards. She was also secretary of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society and vice president of the League of Intern Speech Pathologists.
On the ice, the Stoughton, Massachusetts, native was a two-time All-UCHC selection, the 2021 UCHC Goaltender of the Year, and winner of the College’s 2021 Female Career Achievement Award. As a junior in 2019-20, Hanson finished second in Division III in goals-against average (0.82) and save percentage (.960), and was third in shutouts (7). During the abbreviated 2021 season, she backstopped the Soaring Eagles to a fourth consecutive conference title by going 12-1-0 with a 0.76 goals-against average and five shutout victories.
Hanson finished her collegiate career this winter with Elmira’s all-time record for highest save percentage (.952). She also ranks second in goals-against average (0.80), sixth in shutouts (16), seventh in wins (34), and eighth in saves (596).