Olympic Gold Medalist, World Champion, Clarkson Cup Champion
B rianne Jenner first wore the maple leaf internationally as a member of Canada’s Under-18 team in 2008. Jenner began her National Women’s team career in 2009 when she was centralized as an 18-year old for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Her achievements include scoring an important late game goal to help win the Gold Medal at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, playing for Canada at 5 World Championships, and participating in 7 Four Nations Tournaments, including netting the game-winning shootout goal in 2014. Brianne is currently an Assistant Captain on the National/Olympic team.
The definition of a Scholar-Athlete, Jenner’s career at Cornell University included being a 4-time All-Academic Ivy League winner, being named by Business Insider as one of Cornell’s “19 Most Impressive Students”, claiming two ECAC Player of the Year and two First Team All-American honours, and culminating as the Ivy League nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
Jenner continued her studies obtaining her Masters of Public Policy degree at the University of Calgary, and in her debut 2016 season with the Calgary Inferno of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League she was named captain and helped the team to its first ever Clarkson Cup.
Jenner finds time to support many causes in her community despite the rigors of full-time training with the National Team and with the Inferno. Guest Speaking and Fund-Raising appearances, serving as a Social Media Ambassador and ‘Nike Athlete’ are some of the ways in which Jenner makes a difference. She has a special interest in furthering Mental Health initiatives, as evidenced in her position as an Official Mentor for the ‘Start the Spark’ campaign.
For her many International achievements and impact on communities, Brianne was recently recognized by RBC as an addition to their RBC OLYMPIANS program.
Brianne was born in Oakville, Ontario, played her minor hockey in St. Catharines, and now resides in Calgary.
National Team Career Highlights
- Gold Medalist at 2014 Sochi Olympics
- 5-time participant in World Championships (2012 World Champion)
- Named one of top 3 Forwards at 2015 World Championships
- Assistant Captain of Canada's National/Olympic Team
- 7-time participant in “Four Nations Cup” tournament
- Former Captain, Team Canada U18 and U22
Other Athletic/Academic Highlights
- Masters Degree in Public Policy, University of Calgary
- Bachelor of Arts and Science, (Government Major), Cornell University
- 4-time All-Academic Ivy League selection
- Listed by Business Insider as one of Cornell’s “19 Most Impressive Students”
- Finalist for ECAC Student-Athlete of the Year
- Ivy League nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year
- Winner of Moran Award for top Senior athlete combining academics, athletics and ambassadorship
- City of St. Catharines Athlete of the Year 2014
- 4-time Patty Kazmaier Award finalist (top NCAA player across all leagues)
- 2-time ECAC and Ivy League Player of the Year
- Captain of the Calgary Inferno, CWHL