Gretchen Ulion Biography

( 1972 - )
January 12, 2020
First published on:January 12, 2020
by Karan

Facts of Gretchen Ulion

Date of Birth: 1972, May 4
Age: 47 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Gretchen Ulion
Birth Place Marlborough, Connecticut, U.S.
Net Worth $700,000
University Team Dartmouth Big Green Women's ice hockey
Weight 59
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Started career as Ice hockey player
University attended Dartmouth University
Currently Married Yes
Married to Steven Silverman
Religion Christian

Gold medalist at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Gretchen A. Ulion, is an American ice hockey player who has also won two silver medals in the IIHF World Women's Championships in 1994 and 1997. 

Forwarder Gretchen Ulion was born on May 4, 1972, in Connecticut, US. She stands 5 ft 2 tall on the ground and weighs 59kg. She comes from a white ethnic background. She represented Team USA in Women's Ice Hockey at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

How much is Ulion's Net worth?

A professional ice hockey player typically earns within $15,000-$20,000 during their active career and receives various other incentives for their incredible performances. The famous ice hockey forward has made quite a good money through her hockey career. Ulion has earned thousands of dollars from her ice hockey career, and an estimated net worth of around $500,000 in 2020.

She also receives bonuses from the sales of her Team's merchandise, and hundreds of dollars from her endorsement deals.

Gold medalist Ulion after the Olympics SOURCE: NECN

After rising to fame during her college days, Ulion was given a fair amount of sum for her performance.

When Ulion represented her nation in the Olympic games, she earned between $35,000-$40,000, same as Alex Rigsby, Kacey Bellamy, and Gigi Marvin.

Also, when she won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, she received $25,000 in cash prize. Besides, when Lawler won two gold medals and two silver medals representing U.S. National Women's Ice Hockey Team in the IIHF World Women's Championships, she received thousands of dollars in cash.

Now, Gretchen works at Taft school as a math teacher and also as a Hockey coach and receives a payroll.

Is Gretchen Ulion single or married? 

The 48-year-old Gretchen Ulion is a married woman. She is married to her lifelong partner Steven Silverman since July 11, 1998, and is now known as Gretchen Silverman. Back in the 90s, when Ulion was teaching and training students in a school in Massachusetts, she met her husband, while playing in a men's league. The couple has been married now for more than 2 decades.

Hockey players Gretchen and her husband Steven now share their talent and experience as coaches in the local youth hockey league. Unfortunately, Gretchen hasn't shared any information about her husband officially.

Early life and Education Background

Gretchen Ulion was born on May 4, 1972, in Marlborough, Connecticut, USA. Her mother was a teacher. Gretchen has two older brothers and two older sisters and is the youngest child in her family.

Gretchen with her parents after the 1998 Olympics SOURCE: The Taft School

Gretchen once confessed, saying, “I came up with boys’ hockey skates. I was a tomboy and had no interest in my sisters’ white figure skates.” She graduated from Dartmouth in 1994, where she majored in history and economics. There she played for four seasons and was a prime hockey player of her team.

Gretchen was and is still a all-time leading scorer of the Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey, where she served as the captain. Ulion became two times Ivy player of the year and also won a silver medal. Then she went on to do a teaching internship at Pingree School and has a master's degree.

Career Highlights and Awards

  • Two times Ivy League Player of the year
  • Admitted to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Featured on the Wheaties box in 1998
  • Recipient of a gold key from the Connecticut Sports Writer's Alliance in 2018
  • Gold medal winner at the 1998 Olympic Games

Gretchen is more than a hockey player

Gretchen always knew she was going to be a teacher, as most of her family members were teachers. Silverman currently teaches Algebra I and II to students in their early academic careers at Taft School.

Gretchen is also an admission officer, a dorm parent, and head coach of the Girl's Varsity Hockey team.

Gretchen with her student SOURCE: The Taft School

Silverman believes that students become successful when they see obstacles as building blocks and not the other way. Also, she runs a camp for young girls and shares wisdom gained through her own experience.

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