Missy Elumba
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NCAA Team Northeastern
Pro Career 2005 – 2009

Missy Elumba is a women's ice hockey player from Minnesota. She competed for the Northeastern Huskies of the NCAA. She would be the second Northeastern player to win the Hockey Humanitarian Award (after Chanda Gunn).

Playing career[edit | edit source]

NCAA[edit | edit source]

During the 2008-09 season, she was part of the Northeastern squad that finished with a 12-20-3 record (their best season since 03-04). She played in 35 games in 2008-09, scoring four goals and adding three assists for seven points. The Huskies qualified for the 2009 Hockey East playoffs for the first time since 2003-04. She finished her career with 11 goals and 12 assists in 122 games.

Hockey Humanitarian[edit | edit source]

In 2009, she was the 14th recipient of the Hockey Humanitarian Award. As a sophomore with Northeastern, she gave back to her community by teaching pre-schoolers twice a week. She would also volunteer at a local detoxification program for Latino and African-American mothers. In addition, she worked with the Strong Women, Strong Girls program of Boston by helping write grants. At Northeastern, she helped in the creation of 'Students 4 Giving,' an on-campus initiative intended to teach students how to be philanthropic. The program earned a $1,500 grant which benefited less fortunate Boston neighborhoods. She was also the president of the Northeastern Student Athletic Advisory Committee president. As president, she helped found the ‘Husky Wish Gift’ program.[1] Elumba also travelled internationally in her volunteer work. During the summer of 2007, she worked as a student health care volunteer at a hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2008, Elumba traveled to Calcutta, India, as a health care volunteer for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. [2]

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