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.
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.