12 Saint Michael's skiers lauded with national academic honors, holding minimum 3.5 GPAs
COLCHESTER, Vt. - Twelve Saint Michael's College skiers earned United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association (USCSCA) All-Academic nods for this past season, being lauded for carrying a minimum 3.5 grade-point average into the spring semester. Qualifiers must also compete at a regional championship, as six members of each the Alpine and Nordic squads were lauded after skiing at the Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association (EISA) Championship.
Senior Nathan Bryant (Lee, N.H./Oyster River) and freshman Fredrik Sandell (Oslo, Norway/Donski Alpine) were the male representatives from the Alpine team, while graduate student Heidi Robbins (Mendon, Vt./Killington Mountain School/Saint Lawrence), juniors Gabbi Hall (San Anselmo, Calif./Forest Charter School) and Kelsey Redden (Ramsey, N.J./Northwood School), and sophomore Shannon Conroy (Auburn, Calif./Home Schooled) were honored on the women's side.
On the Nordic team, four of the team's five male competitors qualified, with senior Robert Sitzer (Lenox, Mass./Lenox), junior Colin Delaney (Lake Placid, N.Y./National Sports Academy), and freshmen Sam Hammond (Oakdale, Minn./North) and Isaiah St. Pierre (Charlestown, N.H./Fall Mountain Regional) recognized. For the women, sophomore Gabrielle Naranja (Fort Kent, Maine/Fort Kent Community) and freshman Emily Burns (North Creek, N.Y./Johnsburg Central) earned laurels.