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Women’s skiing leads Utah NCAA teams in spring GPA


The 2014 University of Utah alpine team. Utah Ski Team

Members of the 2014 University of Utah alpine team. Utah Ski Team

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah women’s ski team led all University of Utah NCAA teams with a 3.737 grade point average for the spring of 2014 as part of a strong academic semester for the ski team.

“Stunning academic performance from this group this semester!” Utah Director of Skiing Kevin Sweeney exclaimed. “I am continuously impressed with this squad. This certainly represents an outstanding commitment to academics, and these grades were achieved during our competition segment. Feeling very proud of this group right now!”

Four women skiers had a GPA of 4.0 for the semester: Kristiina Rove, Lauren Samuels, Ana Kobal and Nora Eide. Overall, women’s skiing has a 3.60 cumulative GPA.

For the men, Joergen Brath and Tim Hribar each obtained a 4.0 for the semester.

Utah placed 15 of its 22 athletes on the Dean’s List: Nora Eide, Chloe Fausa, Ana Kobal, Kristiina Rove, Lauren Samuels, Joergan Brath, Mark Engel, Tim Hribar, Eian Sandvik, Andy Trow, Anna-Lena Heynen, Josefin Nilsson, Sloan Storey, Madeleine Thorn and Noé Bellet. Making the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll was Jaime Dupratt, Teagen Palmer and Anna Svendsen.

The whole ski team had an overall GPA of 3.533 during the semester, and has a 3.547 cumulative GPA.

The Utah ski team finished fifth at the NCAA Championships in March.

Release courtesy of Utah Athletics

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