Athlete Profile

Jennifer Botterill, 22, has redemption on her mind in Salt Lake City. In her first full stint with the national team, the dynamic scorer was held without a point at the 1998 Nagano Olympics. Things have changed since then.

Botterill has played in three world championships (1999, 2000, 2001), winning three gold medals and evolving into an offensive threat. The forward from Winnipeg was named the top forward and most valuable player at 2001 world championships.

Botterill, a graduate of Harvard University, set a U.S. college hockey record in 2000-2001 by tallying at least one point in 74 consecutive games. Her run ended at 80 games in the NCAA final against Dartmouth last spring. Harvard still won. She was later given the Patty Kazmaier Award, as the top player in U.S. women's college hockey.