Wednesday, August 29, 2012

ONCEKids Publishing Cheers on Olympic Mom Jenny Potter

At 33 years old, Jenny Potter is a very accomplished hockey player . She has been on the U.S. Women's Team since 1997 and during that time has competed at three Winter Olympics and seven World Championships

At just 19 years old she was the second youngest player on the 1998 U.S. Olympic team. In 1999 she led the team in the Women's World Championships, scoring 12 points in five games.

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During her career she has won seven medals at World Championships; three gold medals, in 2005, 2008, and 2009, and four silver medals, in 1999, 2001, and 2007. She has participated in four Olympic Games, 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010, winning a medal in each. She won gold in her first Olympic games in 1998! 

She played at the University of Minnesota Duluth for three years and at the University of Minnesota for one year. In 2002, Potter set the NCAA record for most goals in one game with 6 and became the all-time leading scorer in Bulldogs history. Winning the silver medal at the 2010 made Potter the most decorated Olympic medalist in Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs history. She currently plays for the Minnesota Whitecaps of the Western Women's Hockey League. 

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Oh and did we mention she was the only mother on the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team? In 2001 she gave birth to her first child, Madison, and in 2007 she had a second child, Cullen. 

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