Alaska-Fairbanks adds German stand out Schott.
The University of Alaska - Fairbanks added a standout German competitor to its potent cross country team with the signing of Ludwig Schott to a Letter of Intent.
The announcement was made Monday (April 25) by Nanook coach Scott Jerome. At the same time the team announced the signing of local high school standout (Lathrop High) Logan Hanneman.
Schott will graduate from Otto Hahn Gymnasium Futwangen in Germany. As a junior skier on the international scene his career best race was in the 10-kilometer classic technique FIS race in Goms, Switzerland, on Dec. 5, 2010, when he garnered 91.28 points.
“Though I had been recruiting Ludwig for several months via email and telephone, I first met Ludwig in person this spring while recruiting in Germany,” Jerome said in a statement. “I immediately knew that this young man has the personality and dedication to be a very good addition to our team.”
Schott finished second at the German Championships in 2006 and was third overall the following year. In his career, he has collected two gold and two silver medals at the German Cup, and has four silver and three bronze finishes at the German Ski Championships.
“He has strong results from his time racing as a junior in Germany and he is an excellent student,” Jerome said. “He is the type of person who will take advantage of the opportunities afforded to him and give his very best back to the university," said Jerome.
Schott will major in business administration while skiing for the Nanooks.Hanneman and Schott join Jonas Löffler (St. Märgen, Germany) in this year’s recruiting class.