Marketing Female Athletes will be spotlighting athletes in different sports leading up to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Some of them you may have already heard about but there definitely will be many whom you’ve never heard about until here and now!
For Julie Chu, it’s not the third time that will be a charm, but the fourth! This three-time Olympian has picked up the gauntlet set down by ice hockey legend, Angela Ruggiero, and she has become the elder stateswoman on the U.S. Women’s National team. Julie is the first Asian American woman to play for the U.S. Olympic ice hockey team and played in the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics. While attending Harvard University, Julie became the all-time leading scorer in NCAA history and was also the team captain. In her four years at the University, she was the all-time assists leader and obtained 284 points, the most in NCAA history. In 2007, she took home the Patty Kazmaier Award for best female collegiate hockey player.
She will lead her fellow 2010 Olympic team members Kacey Bellamy, Lisa Chesson, Meghan Duggan, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureaux, Gigi Marvin, Brianne McLaughlin, Molly Schaus and Jessie Vetter to Sochi with the goal of bringing home the gold!