Sept. 21, 2008
Bellamy to pick between three schools
By Howie Hanson
Northern Stars standout senior goaltender Laura
Bellamy has narrowed her college choices to the University of Minnesota
Duluth, Ohio State University and Harvard University, she said prior
to a preseason captains’ skate Sunday.
goal is to be a pediatrician,” said Bellamy (right), a 4.0
student (on a 4.0 scale) and one of Minnesota’s top Division
I recruits in both hockey and softball.
“I have not received scholarship offers
from either UMD or Ohio State,” said Bellamy. “I recently
received an e-mail from Harvard’s financial aid office with
information on the scholarship they would be able to provide for
me if I did get in. That is based strictly on financial need as
they do not offer athletic scholarships.
“As far as the decision goes, I have official
visits scheduled over the coming months and will be able to make
a decision after visiting these schools.”
Without question, Bellamy is a model high school
“She’s a one-of-a-kind,
a great athlete and top student,” said Northern Stars co-coach
Amber Fryklund (right), a former star player at Bemidji State and
Hibbing. “She stops the puck — and will be great in
Bellamy has been a varsity starter since the 7th-grade.
As impressive as Bellamy is athletically, she
is a wonderful, positive young woman who enjoys life and has tremendous
leadership skills, said Northern Stars co-coach Jim Knapp, a former
longtime Bulldogs men’s assistant.
Knapp (right) said he wouldn’t be surprised
if Bellamy picks Harvard or another Ivy League school, though Bellamy
admitted her dream since childhood has been to play in the Western
Collegiate Hockey Association.
“Based on her high test scores and hockey
skills, Harvard might make sense,” said Knapp. “She’s
an extremely hard worker and will excel at the Division I level.
We’re certainly proud to have her in our program.”