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David Brown

School

Notre Dame

Position
Goalkeeper
Major
Management Consulting
GAA
1.58
SV%
.931
David Brown Winner

Classroom

Management Consulting major in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.  He was selected to the Dean’s List in the spring of 2006 and has a GPA of 3.23 for his college career.  He will graduate in May from Notre Dame.

Character

David has become one of the team’s leaders both on and off the ice as he has matured during his career.  To get his game to where it is as one of the top goaltenders in the nation, David has worked incredibly hard.  A tireless worker, he goes on the ice for extra practice with the head coach on a weekly basis.  After a slow start as a junior, he went to see the University’s Sports Psychologist who has worked with him on staying focused and has had a major influence in his career.  Since the beginning of January of 2006, his game has reached new levels.

Community

David and the whole Notre Dame hockey team are heavily involved in community service work here at Notre Dame.  Our Student Development and Welfare office has an award each year to the team that does the most community service work and winning that award has been one of the hockey team’s main goals this season.  Some of the things that David and the team have worked on includes the Buddy Walk in the fall for kids with Downs Syndrome, a Paintfest at area hospitals where athletes went in and painted areas of local hospitals, a Christmas party for underprivledged kids in the local area and a Skating party with kids from the local Boys And Girls Clubs.

Competition

Appeared in 31 games in 2005-06, making 30 starts, both career highs, had a 9-15-4 record with 2.47 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage, the third best single season marks at Notre Dame in both categories. Was the Notre Dame Monogram Club’s team most valuable player. He currently is 25-5-3 on the year with a 1.68 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage with five shutouts. He leads the nation in wins (25), goals-against average (1.68), is sixth in save percentage (.927), third in shutouts (5) and third in minutes played (1996:09). His wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutout marks are all Notre Dame single-season records. Brown is one of forty candidates for the Hobey Baker Award.