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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University alumnae Annie Svedin has been selected to represent her native Sweden at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea starting this weekend.
This will be the first Olympics where Svedin has suited up for Sweden. Prior to this Svedin has played with the Swedish national team and professionally in Sweden for the last four years after wrapping up her Buckeye career in 2014.
At Ohio State Svedin played in 134 games, scoring five goals and tallying 22 assists. Her junior season was a breakout year as she netted four goals and notched 12 assists on the year. Svedin is part of an exclusive club in Ohio State women’s ice hockey history as she has one of the only five-point games in program history. She scored two goals and assisted on three others as OSU crushed Lindenwood, 7-2, on September 29, 2012.
“It’s great to see Annie’s hard work pay off with her selection to the Swedish Olympic team,” OSU Head Coach Nadine Muzerall said. “Annie now gets to join a prestigious group of women that have both worn the Scarlet and Gray, and went on to wear their country’s sweater on the biggest stage in the world. We’ll be cheering for her, and the other Buckeyes representing their countries as well.”
Svedin joins Natalie Spooner with Canada and Minttu Tuominen with Finland as the former Buckeyes playing in the 2018 games.
Prior to this year, five Buckeyes have gone on to represent their country in the Winter Games. Tessa Bonhomme suited up for Canada in 2010 while Lisa Chesson wore the red, white and blue of the United States in 2010 as well. Tuominen made the first of her three appearances with Finland in 2010, joining Emma Laaksonen in the fourth out of her five Olympic appearances in 2010 (she also played for Finland in 1998, 2002, 2006, and lastly in 2014). Spooner also appeared in the 2014 games with the Canadian team.
The Twelve countries fielding women's ice hockey teams will compete in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games from Feb. 11-22, 2018.
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