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Brooke Ammerman
5-8 | Sr. | F

• Who is your team’s biggest rival and why?
I think it is equal between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. Those games always seem to be high-paced and high intensity. Everything always seems to be on the line, i.e. national championships, WCHA league and playoff championships or the No. 1 seed.

• What moment and from when is your best memory against them?
Last year in the WCHA Final Face-Off when we came back to beat Minnesota in overtime after being down 3-0. Thank you, Kelly Nash!

• When did you realize this rivalry was so big?
Being from New Jersey, I did not realize the rivalry was as big as it was until my visit when I saw the Minnesota vs. Wisconsin men's hockey game which was sold out.

And now every time we play them it is always exciting.

What is your favorite college sports rivalry other than your school’s and why?
North Carolina vs. Duke men's basketball. My sister is an UNC alum, so ever since I was little, we have been big UNC fans and love to see them beat Duke. Go Heels!

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