Three-time Olympic medalist Meaghan Mikkelson headlines 8th annual Pronghorns Scholarship Breakfast

12-year Canadian National Women's Hockey Team veteran and three-time Olympic medalist Meaghan Mikkelson will headline the 8th Annual Pronghorns Scholarship Breakfast on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the 1st Choice Savings Centre gymnasium.

The Pronghorn Breakfast has raised more than $320,000 in support of the Pronghorn Athletics Scholarship Program since its inaugural event in 2013.

“The Breakfast is always a great chance to host our supporters on campus and for them to join us in listening to one of our student-athletes share their story as well as a keynote speaker share their sporting journey,” says Executive Director of Sport and Recreation, Ken McInnes.  “It is always a great way to kick off your day!”

Mikkelson, originally from St. Albert, AB, has been a mainstay on the blueline of the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team for the better part of 12 years, winning gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Winter Games and a silver medal in the 2018 Olympics.

She was also a member of the gold medal winning team from the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championships, and six silver medals from the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championships.

Mikkelson is currently living and training in Calgary with the ambition to represent Canada and win gold at the 2020 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

Prior to joining the national team, Mikkelson starred for the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA, winning two NCAA titles (2006, 2007), and was named the 2007 MCHA Defensive Player of the Year.

She was also a participant in the Amazing Race Canada – Season 2, finishing in second place overall with fellow national team member Natalie Spooner.

A mom of two children, Calder and Berkley, Mikkelson enjoys the challenge of balancing motherhood and training as an elite athlete.

Tickets for the Pronghorns Scholarship Breakfast are available here.