A few of the NCAA’s best and brightest share
how they balance it all BY BRYCE HUBNER
To a casual observer, Andreas Haug, Courtney Hammond,
and Kirsten Gill look like a wildly different group of students:
Haug’s a Norwegian studying business in the Rocky
Mountains; Hammond’s an Ivy League psychology major from
Mercer Island, Wash.; Gill’s a double major in French and
studio art at one of the nation’s best liberal arts schools.
But they all have at least two things in common — they’re 2011
NCAA Skiing Championships competitors and, last academic
term, they all earned perfect, 4.0 grade point averages.
Hopefully, you followed the Vermont-hosted NCAA Champs
at skiracing.com. A full feature on the week’s action will appear
in the next issue of Ski Racing. In the meantime, we took
a moment to celebrate the student component of NCAA’s
student-athletes: Here, Haug, Hammond and Gill (of Colorado,
Dartmouth, and Bates, respectively) have a little fun talking
school, skiing and the challenge of finding time for everything.
Gill kicks it classic for the Bobcats.
LINCOLN BENEDICT; JANE T CIUMMEI OF NORTHEAST PRO PHOTOGRAPH Y
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