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Athlete of the Week

by Published: Mar 29, 2012

Garrett Thompson: The Torch sports staff will select a Bulldog student-athlete each week based on ath­letic per­for­mance. Nominations may be sent to torch@ferris.edu. Photo By: Brock Copus | Multimedia Editor

Garrett Thompson

Sophomore

FSU Ice Hockey

Traverse City/Traverse City Central

Bulldog sopho­more left wing Garrett Thompson was selected as this issue’s “Athlete of the Week” fol­low­ing an out­stand­ing per­for­mance against Cornell University in the Midwest Regional final (March 24).

In Saturday’s game, Thompson got Ferris State University on the board first as he scored his 10th goal of the sea­son. The goal came after two score­less peri­ods and just 11 sec­onds into the final period. The Bulldogs ulti­mately defeated Cornell 2–1 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisc. The vic­tory is arguably the biggest in the program’s his­tory as FSU gar­nered its first-ever NCAA Frozen Four berth.

Thus far in the 2011-12 sea­son, the Bulldogs have com­piled a 25−11−5 record. Thompson and the rest of the FSU hockey team will con­tinue the sea­son on April 5 in Tampa Bay, Fla. The Bulldogs are set to face Union in the national semifinals.