Rebecca D. Kellar ’97
Sport: Ice Hockey
Year Inducted: 2005
Becky Kellar ’97 earned acclaim following her stellar Brown career, earning a silver medal as a member of the 1998 Canadian Olympic Team, and taking home the gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. She is currently tied for seventh on Brown’s all-time scoring list with 129 points (47 goals, 82 assists).
Kellar was a second team All-ECAC selection as a senior and was a three-time All-Ivy selection. She helped lead the Bears to three straight ECAC regular season titles and the Ivy League title in the1996-1997 season, when the team set the school record with a 28-2-1 record. She was named the team’s MVP in 1996.
After receiving her degree from Brown in 1997, Keller went on to a prominent career with the Canadian Women’s National team. At the 1998 Nagano Games, the United States defeated Canada in the gold medal game as Kellar went head-to-head with two of her former Brown teammates, Katie King ‘97 and Tara Mounsey ’03. In 2002, it was Canada that earned the gold with a 3-2 win over the United States in the finals as Kellar registered an assist in the game.
Kellar has competed in seven Nations Cup Tournaments with Team Canada and in 2002 she earned her fifth consecutive Nations Cup gold medal with the Team. Kellar has also been a part of five World Championships, as Canada won four gold medals from 1999-2004 (the 2003 Championship was cancelled). This past April, Canada’s string of eight consecutive gold medals came to an end as the United States defeated Canada in a 1-0 shootout in the championship game.
Kellar, who received an MBA from Canada’s Wilfrid Laurier University in 2004, is currently in training for the 2006 Olympic games in Turin, Italy as she is entering her ninth season with the Canada National Team.
Kellar and her husband, Nolan, have one son, Owen, born in October of 2004.