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McLaughlin Earns Second Silver Medal in Sochi

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Pittsburgh -- Former Robert Morris University goaltender Brianne McLaughlin earned the second Olympic silver medal of her career this past week at the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia.

McLaughlin first won a silver medal with the U.S. women’s national team in the 2010 Winter Olympics at Vancouver, British Columbia. She took home gold medals in the 2011 and 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women’s Championships and silver in the 2012 competition.

In her fourth seasons donning the Colonials’ red, white, and blue, McLaughlin was a four-time All-College Hockey America (CHA) honoree and earned three national defensive player of the week awards. The netminder holds numerous program career records, including the top spot in shutouts (8), saves per game (31.74), and saves (3,809) – the latter of which also being an NCAA record.

McLaughlin, a native of Sheffield, Ohio, is the only Robert Morris student-athlete to compete in the Olympic Games. She graduated in 2011 with a degree in nursing.

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.