| Field Hockey player|
| 20 August 1985 (age 30) (1985-08-20) Boston, Lincolnshire, England|
United Kingdom England
Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Field hockey at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament
Alexandra Danson, Kate Richardson‑Walsh, Elizabeth Storry, Helen Richardson‑Walsh, Ashleigh Ball
Crista Cullen Wikipedia
Chay Crista Kerio Cullen, MBE (born 20 August 1985) is an Olympic Gold Medal winning English field hockey player.
Cullen made her senior international debut for England in 2003. She was part of the Great Britain squad which won Bronze at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, as well as the England squad that won Bronze at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
She retired from international hockey after the 2012 Summer Olympics, aged 27. She earned 171 international caps. She came out of retirement in 2015 to join the Great Britain team for the 2016 Rio Olympics and played an instrumental part in a team that went unbeaten throughout the tournament, eventually winning an Olympic gold medal.
She has played club hockey for Leicester, based at the Stoneygate Preparatory School in Great Glen.
She was named in the International Hockey federation World Star XI following the 2006 Hockey World Cup, as well as 2006 Great Britain Hockey Athlete of the Year and Hockey Writers' 2005 and 2006 UK Hockey Player of the Year.
In 2006 and 2008 she was nominated for the FIH Player of the Year Awards(Young Woman) Award and in 2012 she was nominated for the FIH Hockey Player of the Year (Woman) Award.
Cullen was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to hockey.
Cullen attended the independent Oakham School in Rutland. She then gained a BA in Business Studies (Strategy & Entrepreneurship) at the Nottingham Business School, gaining a 2.1 in 2006. She works as a Business Development Consultant for The Kennel Club. Her father was a golfer and her mother played professional squash. She first played hockey aged nine, when living in Kenya until she was twelve. Her parents still live in Kenya where they run the Hemingways hotel near Watamu. Her brother Gray Cullen played junior rugby for England and in 2009 debuted for the Kenya national rugby union team.