Saara Tuominen

Assigned to: Athlete Ambassador - France

Team Finland – 2003-2010 (Senior Team), 2000-2003 (Under-22 Team)

Medals won: Olympic Winter Games (2010 Bronze)…IIHF World Women’s Championship (2009 Bronze, 2008 Bronze, 2004 Bronze)

Awards: Best Forward – Finland IIHF World Women’s Championship 2009…Student Athlete of the Year in Finnish Female Ice Hockey 2008

Other Hockey Experience: Played with Ilves Tampere, Finland 2010-11…Won IIHF European Women’s Champions Cup 2011…Played for University of Minnesota-Duluth 2006-2010…Won NCAA Championship (2010 & 2008)…Three year captain for the UMD Bulldogs…Coach at Finnish hockey camps (5 years)

Personal Information: Currently resides in Helsinki, Finland…Hometown Ylöjärvi, Finland…Sport Instructor at Kisakallio Sport Institute

Why have you joined AMP? I joined the program as I think it is essential for the development of women's hockey. I want to be involved in women's hockey not only in Finland but also world-wide.

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