Sports & Recreation

5 Winter Olympians to Watch

Olympic logo with five multicolored rings.

When the Winter Olympics open February 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, these Badger alumni will represent the United States as members of the U.S. women’s hockey team. The squad won silver in the last two winter games, but is coming off of its fourth consecutive world title.

Brianna Decker x’13 — 2014 silver medal

Meghan Duggan ’11 — 2010, 2014 silver medals

Hilary Knight ’12 — 2010, 2014 silver medals

Annie Pankowski x’18 — First Olympic appearance

Alex Rigsby ’15 — First Olympic appearance

Badger men’s hockey coach Tony Granato ’17 — who skated for Team USA at the 1988 Calgary Olympics — is the head coach for the U.S. men’s team, and Chris Chelios x’83 will serve as an assistant after four Olympic appearances.

Published in the Winter 2017 issue


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