By Yoos, Cam on January 23, 2020.
Meaghan Mikkelson, a 12-year Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team veteran and three-time Olympic medallist, will headline the eighth annual Pronghorns Scholarship Breakfast on Tuesday, March 3 in the 1st Choice Savings Centre gymnasium.
The Pronghorn Breakfast has raised more than $320,000 in support of Pronghorn Athletics Scholarship program since its inaugural event in 2013.
“The Breakfast is always a great chance to host our supporters on campus and for them to join us in listening to one of our student athletes share their story as well as a keynote speaker share their sporting journey,” said Executive Director of Sport and Recreation Ken McInnes. “It is always a great way to kick off your day.”
Mikkelson, originally from St. Albert, has been a mainstay on the blue-line of the national women’s hockey team for the better part of 12 years, winning gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 Olympic WInter Games and a silver medal from the 2018 games. She was also a member of the gold medal-winning team from the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championships, and six silver medals from the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championships
Mikkelson is currently living and training in Calgary with the ambition to represent Canada and win gold at the 2020 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
Prior to joining the national team, Mikkelson starred for the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA, winning two NCAA titles (2006, 2007) and was named the 2007 MCHA Defensive Player of the Year.
Mikkelson was also a participant in the second season of Amazing Race Canada, finishing second place overall with fellow national team member Natalie Spooner.
Mikkelson is also a mom of two children, Calder (Born September 2015) and Berkley (Born January 2019), and enjoys the challenge of balancing motherhood and training as an elite athlete.