Julie Chu ’06-07 Set to Join Women's Beanpot Hall of Fame

Julie Chu'06-07 won the Patty Kazmaier Award, given to women's college hockey's best player, in 2007 (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Julie Chu '06-07, a former star for the Harvard women's hockey team, has been named one of three members of the Women's Beanpot Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Chu will be joined by Kelly Dyer Hayes, a 1990 graduate of Northeastern, and Genevieve Missirlian Vartian, who played at Boston College and earned a degree in 1999.

The trio will be honored Feb. 6 between the first two games of the 35th Annual Women's Beanpot Tournament. This year's Beanpot has a chance to be one of the best in the history of the event as three of the four teams are ranked in the top five. No. 2 Harvard and No. 3 Boston College will open the tournament with the 5 p.m. game Feb. 6 and will be followed by No. 5 Boston University taking on Northeastern, which has also been in the polls for much of the season. The Huskies host the 2013 Beanpot at Matthews Arena with the championship game scheduled for Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.

Chu, who is a three-time Olympian, helped guide the Crimson to three Beanpot championships from 2003-05.  She recorded four goals and 17 assists during Beanpot contests, including two goals and three assists in three title game appearances. The current assistant coach at Union owns Harvard's career record with 196 assists and ranks third on the Crimson's charts with 284 points during four seasons in Cambridge.

Chu will become the sixth Harvard women's hockey player inducted to the Beanpot Hall of Fame. Jennifer Botterill '02-03 was was the first Crimson skater elected in 2008 and has since been accompanied by Cheryl Tate '83, Tammy Shewchuk Dryden '00-01, A.J. Mleczko '97-99 and Nicole Corriero '05.

For more information about this year's class and a complete list of the Women's Beanpot Hall of Fame, click here.