Athlete Profile - Gigi MARVIN

Birth Date:  07 Mar 1987
Age:  30
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  173
Weight (Kg):  72

Events and Medals

Event Rank
Women 1 Gold

Gigi MARVIN - Schedule

Start Time Event Status
Sun, 11 Feb 16:40
Women Preliminary Round - Group A
United States
Tue, 13 Feb 21:10
Women Preliminary Round - Group A
United States
Thu, 15 Feb 12:10
Women Preliminary Round - Group A
United States
Mon, 19 Feb 13:10
Women Play-offs Semifinals
United States
Thu, 22 Feb 13:10
Women Gold Medal Game
United States

Biographical Information

Highlights Olympic Winter Games
2Women2014Sochi, RUS
2Women2010Vancouver, BC, CAN

World Championship
1Women2017United States of America
1Women2008People's Republic of China
2Women2012United States of America
Occupation Athlete, Coach
Education Communications, Journalism - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Languages spoken English
Coach Robb Stauber [national], USA (, 07 Mar 2017)
Position/Style Forward (Pyeongchang Entries, 26 Jan 2018)
Handedness Shoots right (, 25 May 2009)
Sporting/Famous relatives Her grandfather Cal Marvin coached the United States of America men's ice hockey team in 1958, and was manager of the side in 1965. He has also been inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Her cousin Layla Marvin won a gold medal in ice hockey with the US team at the 2011 U18 World Championships, and she has five other cousins who have played ice hockey at collegiate level. Her younger brother Aaron captained the ice hockey team at St. Cloud State University in the United States of America, and her father played ice hockey at Brown University. (, 08 Apr 2017;, 24 Apr 2013;, 09 Apr 2013)
Debut 2006 for United States of America (, 04 Mar 2010)
Start She began skiing at age two and took up ice hockey soon after in Warroad, MN, United States of America, which is sometimes known as 'Hockeytown'. She played ice hockey with boys until she was age 10. (, 01 Feb 2008)
Reason She comes from a large ice hockey family, but credits her sports psychologist father, Mike, for encouragement. "I'd stand at one blue line [on the ice rink] and he would stand at the other. He'd say, 'C'mon, if you skate past this line, you'll get a doughnut'. It was a no-brainer. If you're a Marvin, you're going to play hockey." (, 12 Mar 2009)
Hero Canadian ice hockey player Joe Sakic, Swedish ice hockey player Peter Forsberg, Russian ice hockey player Pavel Datsyuk. (, 11 Nov 2011)
Influence Her parents. (, 11 Nov 2011)
Philosophy "If you're not having fun, you've got to take a step back and reassess it." (, 20 Jan 2010)
Awards She was named Best Defenseman for the 2015/16 NWHL season. (, 08 Apr 2017)

She was named Female Athlete of the Year at the 2009 Golden Goldys, an event put on by the athletic department of the University of Minnesota in the United States of America. (, 05 May 2009)

She was presented with the Western Collegiate Hockey Association [WCHA] Outstanding Student Athlete of the Year award at the end of the 2008/09 season. (, 12 Mar 2009)

She made the Top-10 shortlist for the 2009 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. The honour is given to the top women's college ice hockey player in the United States of America each year. (, 12 Mar 2009)

She was the 2005 recipient of the Let's Play Hockey Ms. Hockey Award when she was still at high school. The honour is presented to the top senior girls high school hockey player in Minnesota every year. (, 12 Mar 2009)
Additional information General
She represented Boston Pride in the NWHL during the 2016/17 season, but did not take part in the 2017/18 NWHL season as national team members joined a centralised training programme with Team USA ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 06 Jun 2017;, 08 Apr 2017)

She is the owner and head instructor of RinkRat 19 Hockey School. She has also coached girls varsity hockey at BB&N in Cambridge, MA, United States of America. "I love to coach, it's just something that I think I was born to do." (, 09 Jun 2017; LinkedIn profile, 30 Sep 2013; YouTube, 18 Jan 2012)

She played as a forward in school, college and at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. However, she began playing in defence ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. "It's about putting your whole heart into it and embracing your role. Right now I'm a 'D' and I'm embracing it and enjoying it." (, 15 Aug 2012)

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