May 18, 1971 |
River Falls, WI, USA
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)|
|ECAC team||New Hampshire Wildcats (1989-1993)|
|National team||United States|
|Olympic medal record|
|Women's ice hockey|
|Competitor for the United States|
|Gold||1998 Nagano||Team competition|
|Silver||2002 Salt Lake City||Team competition|
Karyn L. Bye (born May 18, 1971 in River Falls, Wisconsin) is an ice hockey player. She was the alternate captain of the 1998 Winter Olympics gold-medal winning United States Women's Hockey Team. She has been a member of the US National Team since 1992. In 1998, she was featured on a Wheaties box.
Playing career 
Early years 
Karyn played for the River Falls Wildcats Boys High School Hockey team under the name of K.L. Bye as she did while growing up. The 1987-88 season she was the second leading scorer on the team with 7 goals and 11 assists.
Bye played for the New Hampshire Wildcats women's ice hockey program. She scored 164 points in 87 games for the Wildcats.
USA Hockey 
Karyn Bye led the '98 Olympic team in Nagano with five goals in six games. She tied Cammi Granato and two others for the scoring lead with eight points. On December 16, 2010, she was selected to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame Class of 2011.
She has worked for the Minnesota Wild in its grassroots program. Bye teaches fitness classes at her local YMCA. Currently, she is also a color commentator for the Minnesota Girls State High School Hockey Tournament.
Awards and honors 
- 1995 Concordia University Fittest Female Athlete 
- 1995 and 1998 USA Hockey Women 's Player of the Year Award (also known as the Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year award) 
- She was inducted into the University of New Hampshire Hall of Fame in 1998
See also 
- Ice hockey at the 2002 Winter Olympics
- United States at the 2002 Winter Olympics
- Ice hockey at the 1998 Winter Olympics
- Pat Borzi. "It's time U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inducts its first woman". MinnPost.com. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
- "Annual Awards - Through the Years". USA Hockey. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
- Karyn Bye's U.S. Team profile
- 2002 Olympic photos of Karyn Bye in action
- Bye is inducted into Concordia University's Hall of Fame
- River Falls Journal articles about Bye
- River Falls Wildcats Boys Hockey
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