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Born March 13, 1982 (1982-03-13) (age 28),
Bridgeport, CT, USA
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
Position Forward, Defense
Shot Right
Pro clubs Harvard (2002–2007)
Minnesota Whitecaps (2007-present)
Playing career 1999–2000 US National Team – present
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey
Bronze 2006 Turin Ice hockey
Silver 2010 Vancouver Ice hockey
Women's World Championship Medals
Gold 2009 Hämeenlinna, Finland Ice hockey
Gold 2008 Harbin, China Ice hockey
Gold 2005 Linkoping, Sweden Ice hockey
Silver 2007 Winnipeg, Canada Ice hockey
Silver 2004 Halifax, Canada Ice hockey
Silver 2001 Minneapolis, USA Ice hockey
Silver 2000 Mississauga, Canada Ice hockey
Women's Four Nations Cup Medals
Gold 2008 Ice hockey
Gold 2003 Ice hockey
Silver 2007 Ice hockey
Silver 2006 Ice hockey
Silver 2005 Ice hockey
Silver 2004 Ice hockey
Silver 2002 Ice hockey
Silver 2000 Ice hockey

Julie Chu (born March 13, 1982 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an American Olympic ice hockey player who plays the position of forward on the Women's Ice Hockey team. She stands at a height of 5’8”. Chu's hometown is Fairfield, Connecticut, although she resided in Cambridge, Massachusetts during her college years. She now lives in Minneapolis – Saint Paul, Minnesota where she trains and plays for the US National Team. In 2007-08 she worked as an Assistant Coach for the University of Minnesota-Duluth and helped them win a NCAA Division I National Championship in Women's Ice Hockey.

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Early life

Chu's father, Wah, was born in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Wah and his mother moved to Hong Kong when he was age 1 because she didn't want her son to grow up in Communist China.[citation needed] In 1967, they emigrated to New York City when Wah was 16. Shortly after arriving, he met his future wife, Miriam, at a youth group meeting at a neighborhood church.[1] Miriam is half Chinese and half Puerto Rican [2]. Chu has one sister, Christina, and one brother, Richard. She also has extended family including cousins Nick and Elizabeth Chu. As a child, she participated in soccer and figure skating before transitioning into youth hockey. Chu graduated in 2001 from Choate Rosemary Hall. She deferred her acceptance into Harvard University until after the 2002 Winter Olympics. She graduated with Honors in 2007 with a concentration in Psychology.

Hockey career

Chu is the first Asian American woman to play for the U.S. Olympic ice hockey team, and played in the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics. She won the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2007 for best female collegiate hockey player.

During her time at Harvard, Chu became the All Time Leading Scorer in NCAA History and was also the Team Captain.

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World Championships

  • 2005, 2008 & 2009 World Champion
  • 2001, 2004, 2007 Silver Medallist

Chu was the leading scorer at the 2009 IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship tournament with 10 points (five goals, five assists).[3]

Three-time All-American.

Professional hockey

Chu in a game against the ECAC All-Stars on January 3, 2010.

Since 2007, Chu has played forward for the professional hockey Minnesota Whitecaps of the WWHL.

Accomplishments & Notes

  • 2007-2008 Assistant Coach of University of Minnesota-Duluth Women's Ice Hockey Team, which won the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey National Championship. At the end of the 2007-08 season Chu stepped down to concentrate on the US National Team program and prepare for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
  • 2007 Patty Kazmaier Award Winner (equivalent to the Heisman for NCAA Women's Ice Hockey)[4]
  • 2007 Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year Award - Awarded by USA Hockey
  • 4-time All American at Harvard
  • 4-time finalist for Patty Kazmaier Award
  • All-Time NCAA Scoring Leader (284 pts in 4 seasons)
  • All-Time NCAA Assist Leader (197 in 4 seasons)
  • 3-time All American
  • 3-time NCAA Frozen Four Finalist
  • 4-time USA Hockey Girls National Champion (Connecticut Polar Bears)

Media/National Publicity Biography

Career statistics

    Regular season  
Season Team League GP G A Pts
1999 US Under -22 Team Nat-Tm 3 0 0 0
2000 US Under-22 Team Nat-Tm 3 0 0 0
2000 US Four Nations Cup Team Nat-Tm 4 2 1 3
2000-01 US Women's National Team Nat-Tm 33 17 18 35
2001 US World Championship Team Nat-Tm 5 1 7 8
2000-01 US Visa Skate to Salt Lake Team Nat-Tm 29 11 18 29
2002 US Under -22 Team Nat-Tm 3 0 2 2
2002 United States Olympic Team - Salt Lake City Nat-Tm 5 2 2 4
2002–03 Harvard University Crimson NCAA 34 42 51 93
2003 US Four Nations Team Nat-Tm 4 0 1 1
2003 US Under -22 Team Nat-Tm 3 0 1 1
2003–04 Harvard University Crimson NCAA 32 15 41 56
2004 US Four Nations Team Nat-Tm 4 0 2 2
2004 US World Championship Team Nat-Tm 4 1 1 2
2004–05 Harvard University Crimson NCAA 33 13 56 69
2005 US Four Nations Team Nat-Tm 4 0 0 0
2005 US World Championship Team Nat-Tm 5 2 4 6
2005-06 US Hilton Family Skate Team to 2006 Nat-Tm 13 2 5 7
2006 US Four Nations Team Nat-Tm 4 0 1 1
2006 United States Olympic Team - Torino Nat-Tm 5 0 5 5
2004–05 Harvard University Crimson NCAA 30 18 48 66
2007 US Four Nations Team Nat-Tm 4 0 1 1
2007 US World Championship Team Nat-Tm 5 0 3 3
2007-08 Minnesota Whitecaps WWHL 6 3 4 7
2008 US World Championship Team Nat-Tm 5 0 7 7
2008-09 Minnesota Whitecaps WWHL 9 2 6 8
NCAA totals 129 88 196 284
WWHL totals 15 5 10 15
Team USA totals 145 38 79 117

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