Brittany Ammerman

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Brittany Ammerman played ice hockey for the University of Wisconsin Badgers from 2010-2015. In her time as an elite hockey player, Brittany won a National Championship in 2011, competed in four NCAA Frozen Four tournaments (’11, ’12, ’14, ’15), competed in two National Championship games, was nominated as a 2014 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Finalist awarded to the best women’s hockey player in Division I collegiate hockey, finished top 15 on the all-time goal-scoring list and all-time points list in Wisconsin history. She also captained the 2010 U18 USA National team, winning gold at World Championships in 2009 and silver in 2010. She was a member of the USA National Team Player Pool from 2010-2014. In 2015, Brittany was awarded the 2015 Hockey Humanitarian Award for her efforts in women’s health and women’s sports in Kenya.

Brittany founded the Nikumbuke Soccer League, a nonprofit organization that provides women and girls in rural Kenya the opportunity to participate in sport and receive an education through the implementation of health initiatives. Since its founding in 2013, the Nikumbuke Soccer League has grown from two participating village teams to 13 village teams, has supported over 1,000 women in rural Kenya in their well-being and education endeavors, has received support from the U.S. Embassy for its efforts, and most recently published research demonstrating the positive effect sport has on women’s experiences with interpersonal violence and sport’s effects on physical well-being.

Brittany completed a Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences from Rutgers University in 2017. Currently, she is a rising fourth year medical student at Penn State College of Medicine, with plans to pursue a career in Orthopaedic Surgery.

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