Boston College Among Top Universities at Olympics
March 3, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College ranked sixth among all universities in medals won by alumni or current student athletes with three, as announced in a study by NerdScholar. Alex Carpenter, Molly Schaus and Kelli Stack each earned a silver medal with the U.S. Women's Olympic Hockey Team in Sochi. The University of Minnesota and Westminster College topped the list, with five medals each.
Carpenter (four goals, one assist) and Stack (one goal, four assists) each had five points in five Olympic games, while Schaus made ten saves en route to a shutout victory over Switzerland. Stack and Schuas each earned their second Olympic medal after taking silver at the 2010 games in Vancouver. Carpenter secured her first medal in her first Olympic appearance in Sochi.
Stack set several records in her time at The Heights, and ranks first at BC in career points (209), assists (111), game winning goals (22), and plus-minus rating (+112). Schaus holds virtually every goaltending record at Boston College, including saves (3,428), shutouts (21), wins (80), and goals against average (1.81). Carpenter has already scored 109 career points through her first two years at BC (53-56-109), and scored 70 points last season, the most ever by a BC sophomore.
For the complete breakdown of collegiate representation in Sochi, check out the table on NerdWallett.com.