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Kathleen Kauth

Hockey

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  • 2006

The Short List

  • 2006 Olympic bronze medalist
  • 2005 World champion, scoring a goal and two assists
  • 2004 World Championships silver medalist, scoring two goals and two assists
  • Two-time Four Nations Cup medalist (2003 gold, 2004 silver)

Did You Know?

  • Played for Brampton Thunder in 2004 scoring 19 points in 19 regular season games, 8 points in five playoff games
  • Made the 2002 pre-Olympic hockey list of 25 players but was the last player cut at the end of December
  • Racked up a total of 108 points in her four year career at Brown University
  • Tied for fifth in the ECAC in assists with 25 during her senior year at Brown (2001)
  • Led her youth hockey team, Lake Placid Rockets, to a bronze medal finish at the 1997 USA Hockey National Championships - traveled 2 hours away from her home to play with the Rockets - "It was difficult traveling that far just for hockey, but it was worth
  • Started playing hockey at age 6 and stopped playing hockey with the boys her sophomore year in high school
  • Enjoys golfing, scuba diving, reading

It's Every Day
Kauth lost her father in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center. Just a few days prior to the attacks, Kauth's father, Don, was ecstatic that his daughter made the pre-Olympic cut for the 2002 Olympics. Kauth said that he always believed in her, whether it was her abilities in sports or in academics. "He always said, ‘As long as you're prepared and doing everything you can, go and have fun on game day or test day and relax.' He instilled that entire mentality into me," she told Plain Dealer Reporter.

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Being cut from the 2002 Olympic team has given Kauth perspective in her sport: "The worst thing that happens is you get cut," said Kauth to Plain Dealer Reporter. "The sun still comes up the next day."