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Supermom Athletes

Supermom Athletes

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Olympic hockey player Julie Chu shares her utter respect for the female athletes, including a member of the the U.S. national team, who have had children and came back to the game.

Julie's Biography

Olympic inspiration:"As a little kid ... [Kerri Strug] seemed so powerful, so composed under pressure and be able to execute like that, that was unreal."
Title IX:"Title IX is huge reason why the North American teams have an advantage on the international stage."
Age Julie realized she was talented at hockey:10 years old
Offense or Defense:Defense

Julie Chu is an Olympic hockey player who plays forward on the U.S. women's ice hockey team. She has played in three Olympic cycles helping Team USA win two silver medals and a bronze medal. The Sochi Winter Games will make her fourth Olympics.
From 2007 to 2010, Chu played forward for the professional hockey Minnesota Whitecaps of the WWHL and won the 2010 Clarkson Cup. In 2010–11, she joined the Montreal Stars in the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) and claimed her second consecutive Clarkson Cup title, becoming the first player to win the Clarkson Cup with two different teams. In 2010–11 season, Chu was one of the top-5 leading scorers, racking up 35 points, 5 goals and 30 assists in only 19 games.

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