May 18, 1971 |
River Falls, WI, USA
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)|
|ECAC team||New Hampshire Wildcats (1989-1993)|
|National team||United States|
Karyn Lynn Bye-Dietz (born May 18, 1971 in River Falls, Wisconsin) is a retired ice hockey player. She was the alternate captain of the 1998 Winter Olympics gold-medal winning United States Women's Hockey Team.
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.
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
- 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.