Ronda Curtin
Position Forward
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
145 lb (66 kg)
Minnesota Whitecaps
Born (1980-02-02)February 2, 1980,
Roseville, Minnesota
Pro Career 1998 – present

Ronda Curtin (born February 2, 1980 in Roseville, Minnesota) played for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers ice hockey team. During her career, she was a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, and she was selected to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association women’s team of the decade in the 2000’s. Curtin currently plays for the Minnesota Whitecaps of the Western Women's Hockey League.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Prior to playing for Minnesota, Curtin was a member of the U.S. Select Team roster that competed at the 1999 Christmas Cup tournament in Fussen, Germany from December 27-30, 1999.[1] Some of her teammates included future Olympians Julie Chu, Natalie Darwitz, Jenny Schmidgall and Krissy Wendell. Curtin saw action at both defense and forward as the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers won the 2001-02 Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season title for the second consecutive season. Curtin’s season included 45 points (11 goals, 34 assists) in 34 games. It made her the first defender in WCHA history to lead the conference in regular-season scoring. She led the WCHA in assists (34) and power-play points (21). During the season, Curtin garnered WCHA Player Of The Week honors three times. She became the first women's ice hockey player in Minnesota history to win the award three times in a single season. For her efforts, she was named the 2002 WCHA Player of the Year, the WCHA Defensive Player of the year, a WCHA First Team selection and the WCHA Tournament Most Valuable Player.

Personal[edit | edit source]

In addition to her athletic achievements, she also participates in various community service projects. Her younger sister, Renee, was a forward at Minnesota. [2]

Career stats[edit | edit source]

Season Goals Assists Points Power Play Goals Short Handed Goals
1999-2000 0 0 0 0 0
2000-01 34 12 17 29 0
2001-02 38 13 34 47 1
2002-03 38 9 28 37 0


Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

High school[edit | edit source]

  • 1995-96 First Team All-State.
  • 1996-97 First Team All-State.
  • 1997-98 First Team All-State.
  • 1998-99 First Team All-State.
  • No.2 on the Top Career Scorers listing with 470 pts (Behind her younger sister Renee's 544 points)
  • All State-Tournament pick four times.
  • 1997 Player of the Year
  • 1999 Ms. Hockey Award


Golden Gopher awards[edit | edit source]

  • 2002 GWH Award
  • 2002 Most Valuable Player Award
  • 2002, 2003 Highest GPA Award
  • 2003 Team Captain
  • 2002 Kathleen C. and Robert B. Ridder Scholarship
  • 2002, 2003 First Team All-Americans[5]
  • 2002 Patty Kazmaier Finalists
  • 2002, 2003 First-Team All-WCHA
  • 2002, 2003 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2002 WCHA Player of the Year[6]
  • 2002 WCHA All-Tournament Team
  • 2001, 2002, 2003 WCHA All-Academic Team & Academic All-Big Ten
  • WCHA Player of the Week: 2001-02 season, (Dec. 17, Feb. 11, March 4)
  • WCHA Rookie of the Week: 1999-00 season (Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Feb. 15)[7]
  • WCHA Team of the Decade (2000’s) [8]

References[edit | edit source]

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