Webpage Tracks Westminster College Olympic Hopefuls
With more than 30 students on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team, the college expects to have several Olympic contenders
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Contact: Krista DeAngelis (801) 832-2682
Jan. 7, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY – With one Westminster student already named to the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team, the college is keeping a watchful eye on their 30+ students who are gunning for a chance to fulfill their athletic dreams. To keep tabs on these Olympic hopefuls, the college has created a webpage with updated bios, press releases, news coverage and links to help keep the campus community and public informed of their students’ progress during the 2010 competition season.
During the recent Olympic Trials in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Westminster’s Lacy Schnoor flipped and twisted her way into a spot on this year’s U.S. Olympic Freestyle Ski Team. With 37 students currently on or retired from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Teams, the college is rooting for a handful of others to get the chance to compete for the “gold” in Vancouver this February.
“We will be cheering on our U.S. Ski and Snowboard athletes this season as they vie for spots on the Olympic Team,” said Westminster’s President Michael Bassis. “These world-class athletes have tremendous drive and determination in and out of the classroom, and we hope they get their shot at fulfilling their dreams.”
Westminster’s U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association athletes study a variety of subjects at the college and have an average cumulative G.P.A of 3.65. More than one third of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team is comprised of Westminster students. These student-athletes must balance their rigorous training and competition schedules along with their academic courses.
Westminster’s “Olympic Hopefuls” webpage can be found at www.westminstercollege.edu/olympic_hopefuls.
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information visit http://www.westminstercollege.edu or follow @WestminsterSLC or @WestminsterPR on Twitter.