Gina Kingsbury ’00 has another accolade to add to her extensive list of honors and awards, as she was inducted this past weekend into the Saint Lawrence University Legends of Appleton hall of fame.
The honor was created by Kingsbury’s alma mater in 2017 “to celebrate inductees for their play, commitment and impact on the St. Lawrence hockey programs and the hockey world,” according to the university’s release. She has already been enshrined in the SLU athletics hall of fame and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.
Kingsbury is one of the most decorated athletes in women’s hockey history. She won eight medals in international play for her home country of Canada, including the 2006 and 2010 Olympic gold medals, as well as the IIHF World Women’s Championships in 2001, 2004, and 2007. She currently serves as the director of the Canadian women’s hockey program.
At Saint Lawrence, Kingsbury starred as well, leaving the school with eight different school records, according to the release.
At Hotchkiss, Kingsbury enjoyed a short but distinguished athletic career. During her two years, she played varsity field hockey, ice hockey, and softball each season. She still holds the school record for field hockey goals in a single season with 38, and scored the game-winning goal in the 1998 New England championship game.
In ice hockey, she led the team in scoring for both seasons and served as captain during her senior year, earning the Melissa Goss Simonds ’79 Hockey Award for her outstanding play.