Twelve Wildcats Named to National Ski Coaches Association All-Academic Team

BOZEMAN, Mont.– Twelve members of the University of New Hampshire skiing team were named to the 2012 National Ski Coaches Association All-Academic Team. The team, announced Tuesday night at the NCAA Skiing Championships awards banquet, features individuals who earned a grade point average of 3.5 or above during the Fall 2011 semester and competed at the EISA Championships.

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Four of the Wildcat student-athletes registered perfect 4.0 GPAs, including women's alpine skier Laura Rozinowicz (Toronto, Ontario) and women's Nordic skier Tristan Ramey (Anchorage, Alaska), both of whom are competing at the NCAAs from March 7-10 in Bozeman, Mont. The other two 'Cats with 4.0 GPAs are women's Nordic skier Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif.) and men's Nordic skier Per Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden).

Men's alpine captain Paul Atkinson (Toronto, Ontario), men's Nordic co-captain Erik Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) and women's Nordic co-captain Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) garnered All-Academic honors for the third consecutive year, while women's Nordic skier Elizabeth Izzo (Lake Placid, N.Y.) and Rozinowicz are back-to-back honorees.

Here is a complete list of the feted student-athletes:

Student-Athlete     Year      Hometown            Discipline     Major                  Fall GPA
Paul Atkinson             Sr.        Toronto, Ontario       Alpine        Economics              3.62
Erik Lindgren              Jr.        Pitea, Sweden          Nordic        Physics                   3.92
Per Lindgren              Fr.        Pitea, Sweden           Nordic       Chemical Eng.          4.00
Coley Oliver               Fr.        Salt Lake City, Utah  Alpine        Mechanical Eng.       3.50
Sam Reed                 Fr.         Keene, N.H.              Nordic       Electrical Eng.          3.83
Liz Guiney
                 Jr.         Park City, Utah         Nordic        Genetics                  3.91
Laura Halupowski
      So.        North Conway, N.H.   Alpine        Nutrition                  3.75
Elizabeth Izzo
           So.         Lake Placid, N.Y.       Nordic       Kin: Ex. Science        3.58
Jenna Kantor
            So.         East Burke, Vt.         Alpine      Health Mgmt. & Policy  3.92
Tristan Ramey          Fr.         Anchorage, Alaska     Nordic       Undeclared                4.00
Laura Rozinowicz      So.        Toronto, Ontario        Alpine        Business Admin.        4.00
Annika Taylor           Fr.          Truckee, Calif.          Nordic         Chemistry                4.00

All four days of the NCAA Ski Championships will be webcast live on NCAA.com. The men's 10-kilometer and women's five-kilometer freestyle cross-country races will be conducted March 7.  The women's 15-kilometer and men's 20-kilometer classical races will be held March 9. Alpine events will run at Bridger Bowl. The men's and women's giant slaloms will be held March 8, with the men's and women's slaloms conducted March 10. For a daily schedule, visit www.ncaa.com/liveschedule.

For more information on the UNH ski program, visit www.unhwildcats.com or www.unhskiing.com.

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