UPDATE: Isabelle Chartrand '04 wins Olympic Gold with the Canadian women's ice hockey team, whnile Jacques Martin '75 wins a gold medal as assistant coach of the Canadian men's ice hockey team.

Two St. Lawrence alumni and two students will be among the competitors in the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the University has other connections to the event as well.

Lawton Redman '98 is on the U.S. biathlon team and Marta Vastagh '05 is a member of the alpine ski team for Hungary. In addition, Thomas Vonn, a member of the U.S. alpine ski team, attended St. Lawrence for a year, though he did not graduate. Isabelle Chartrand '04 is taking the current year off to compete for the Canadian women's Olympic Hockey team, and will play for her country in that sport. Chartrand, a defender, was a member of the University's 2001 NCAA runner-up women's ice hockey team which competes in the NCAA's Division I.

Other connections include graduate Jacques Martin '75, head coach of the Ottawa Senators of the NHL, is an assistant coach of the Canadian men's ice hockey team. Heather Fitts '03 was among those who carried the Olympic torch on its journey through the country, on the way to this year's Games. Brian Martin, son of Nancy Current Martin '64, is competing in pairs luge.

There is also a St. Lawrence connection to the Shea family, which is the only family to produce three generations of winter Olympic competitors. Jim Shea Jr., competing for the U.S. in skeleton, is the grandson of the late Jack Shea, speed-skating medalist in the 1932 Olympics, who passed away in January. Jack was the uncle of David Shea '71 and Mary Shea Herzog '73.

For more information on St. Lawrence's Olympians, see our Web sports feature.

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