|ECAC team Brown Bears|
Role Olympic athlete
National team United States
Height 1.68 m
|Playing career |
Weight 68 kg
Name Tara Mounsey
|Born March 12, 1978 (age 37)
Concord, NH, USA (1978-03-12) |
Education Brown University, Boston College
Tara Lynn Mounsey (born March 12, 1978) is an American hockey defenseman who played for the United States Women's Olympic Hockey Team, winning a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mounsey played high school hockey at Concord High School in Concord, New Hampshire. Playing on the "boys" team, she became the first female player to win the New Hampshire (Class L) Player of the Year award, after leading Concord to the 1996 state championship. Today Mounsey, a graduate of Brown University with a graduate degree from Boston College, is a Nurse practitioner at New England Baptist Hospital and is an assistant coach at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The 1998 women's hockey team is one of five finalists for the team to be inducted in 2008 into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame.