At Sporty Girl Books we are excited to congratulate Angela Ruggiero for her induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. She is an inspiration to young hockey players of both genders.
She is a member of the International Olympic Committee, a four time Ice Hockey Olympian, Gold Medalist, AND she has two degrees from Harvard (BA and MBA). As a Massachusetts resident, I was excited to learn that she’s on the US Olympic Committee Board for the Boston 2024 proposal.
I can’t help but think that Penelope Spaulding would have her poster featuring prominently on her wall.
Here’s what the Hockey Hall of Fame induction committee said:
“The youngest member of the team that captured the first-ever Olympic Gold Medal in women's ice hockey, Angela Ruggiero went on to help the United States capture four more Gold and six Silver World Championship medals. The defenseman from Panorama City, California, was also named Harvard's player of the year three times.”
"I've visited the Hockey Hall of Fame many times, and never get tired of learning about the rich tradition of the inductees," said Ruggiero, who is the fourth female ever elected for induction. "The fact that I'm now joining them is very special, and the greatest accomplishment I can think of as a hockey player."
For more, visit: https://www.hhof.com/htmlInduct/ind15Prolog.shtml