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From the Branches: Amanda Kessel ends college career

Olympian Amanda Kessel forced to sit out last year of eligibility due to concussion issues.

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Amanda Kessel

Olympic star Amanda Kessel ends college career due to concussions | Sports Illustrated

Kessel, who turns 24 next month, had three goals and three assists during the United States’ silver medal run in Sochi. In her last college season in 2012–13, Kessel led the nation with 101 points (46 goals, 55 assists) in just 37 games and won the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top women’s hockey player in the nation

Amanda Kessel Highlights: 2013 B1G Female Athlete of the Year | Video

Gopher star Kessel won't play senior season | Grand Forks Herald

Amanda Kessel out due to concussion sustained with Team USA | ESPN

The numbers are staggering. In a sport in which checking is illegal, concussions make up 25 percent of the injuries in women's college hockey, based on a 2010 University of North Carolina study of NCAA injury reports. Surprisingly, that's higher than football (7 percent) and even men's hockey (9 percent).

The growing problem of concussion for girls in hockey | Globe and Mail

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