April 14, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 15

Carlson Wins Humanitarian Award

Boston College senior defenseman Sarah Carlson was named the recipient of the 2005 Hockey Humanitarian Award last Friday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

A native of Copper Center, Alaska, who graduates this year from the Connell School of Nursing, Carlson is the first BC student-athlete to receive the award, which annually recognizes "college hockey's finest citizen."

The two-time co-captain of the women's ice hockey team has compiled an impressive record of community service at BC. Among her various activities, she has helped organize dance marathons and sled hockey games to benefit sick children, and volunteered her energies to charitable causes ranging from Latin American health clinics to Boston soup kitchens.

In the summer of 2004, she traveled to Mexico where she assisted building a church and running a vacation bible school. She spent her 2003 spring break on a mission trip to inner-city Boston to help with an after-school program.

A profile of Carlson published in the Feb. 17 Boston College Chronicle is available on-line at

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