I thought I’d change it up a bit and honor another trailblazer for Asian-Americans, Julie Chu @juliechu1321 -
1. Julie is a Chinese-American from Fairfield, Connecticut that began playing soccer and figure skating before transitioning to hockey.
2. From 2003-2007, she played hockey at @harvardwomenshockey , where she accumulated 284 points in her 4 years, which was the most in @ncaaicehockey history at the time. She also had the most assists in Harvard history with 196. Lastly, she graduated from Harvard with honors!!!
3. She is the FIRST Asian-American to play for the U.S. Women’s Olympic team, having competed in 2002 (Silver), 2006 (Bronze), 2010 (Silver), and 2014 (Silver). These are in addition to her 8 Gold medals and 12 Silver medals in the IIHF World Championships and the 4 Nations Cups.
4. After a successful pro career in the WWHL and the CWHL, Julie went into coaching. She currently coaches the @concordia_whky women’s ice hockey team.
5. Julie is married to Canadian superstar hockey player, @caroouellette13. Honestly, the 5 facts I’ve listed don’t adequately cover Julie’s accomplishments as one of the greatest U.S. women’s ice hockey players of all time.