Tammy Lee Shewchuk, 24, will cherish her Olympic experience. It's a long time coming. The forward from Saint-Laurent, Que., felt like quitting in 1998 when she was a late cut for the team that won a silver medal at the Olympics. She finally broke through two years later, appearing in her first world championship.
Shewchuk had a storied career at Harvard University, where she was a linemate of Canadian teammate Jennifer Botterill. Shewchuk became Harvard's all-time leading scorer on January 7, 2001, when she registered her 258th career point, breaking U.S. Olympian A.J. Mleczko's record of 257. During the 1998-99 collegiate season, she broke NCAA goal record with 52 in leading Harvard to a national championship. She was named a first-team all-American.