Westminster Ski & Snowboard Team Athletes Named Academic All-Americans
Ski Utah – First Chair
April 14, 2009
The U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) recently named 21 Westminster students from the Utah college's ski and snowboard teams as "Academic All-Americans," more than any of the 36 schools in the association.
"Academic All-Americans are athletes who have qualified for the USCSA National Championship and have maintained noteworthy GPAs," explained Laura Sullivan, executive director of USCSA. "To qualify for a 'First Team' title, athletes must maintain a 3.8 - 4.0 GPA; 'Second Team' is a 3.5 - 3.79 GPA; and a 3.30 - 3.49 for 'Honorable Mention.'"
In addition to their classroom accomplishments, Westminster's Ski and Snowboard Teams both had successful inaugural seasons on the slopes, as the women's alpine ski team and snowboard team came away with the USCSA National Championship. The men's teams both placed third during nationals.
"Westminster is very pleased with the performance of our ski and snowboard athletes this past season, both athletically and academically," said Shay Wyatt, athletics director. "Our athletes truly embody the 'whole person' concept, and the Academic All-American title just confirms their dedication to their studies as well as their sport."
Westminster's Academic All-Americans for this season are:
Kendall Brown, Sage Dunham, Zachary Lancaster, Matiss Madars, Ulrikke
Nicolaisen, Kelsey Nilsen and Siri Wieringa.
Desiree Deselrod, Ryan Donavan, Lorentz Gedde-Dahl, Ford Herbard, Robin
Hill, Mark Speicher and Perrine Voisin.
Hallie Beaver, Mackenzie Burns, Nicholas Cummings, Melissa Gill, Tyler
Kjesbo, Gabriel Lepine and Zachary Moon-Collins.