August 24, 1970 |
Saugus, MA, USA
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||130 lb (59 kg; 9 st 4 lb)|
|National team||United States|
She won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. In the gold medal game, Whyte assisted on her team's first two goals and scored an empty-net goal to seal the United States' 3-1 win over Canada. It was the first gold medal awarded in women's ice hockey in Olympic history.
Whyte-Sweeney has stayed connected to the Olympic movement. She participated in the United States Olympic Committee's Summit program. These are a series of conferences that unite former Olympic gold medalists with medal hopefuls for the next Games with the goal of helping them mentally prepare for the challenge.
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