Sandra Whyte-Sweeney

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Sandra Whyte-Sweeney
Born (1970-08-24) August 24, 1970 (age 48)
Saugus, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg; 9 st 4 lb)
Position Forward
ECAC team Harvard
National team  United States
Playing career 1989–1998

Sandra Whyte-Sweeney (born August 24, 1970) is an American ice hockey player.

She won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ Sandra Whyte Olympic medals and stats Archived 2007-03-15 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Meredith Rainey Valmon. "Sandra Whyte Sweeney". Ivy @ 50. Retrieved 16 April 2010.