How and why did you decide to attend
Gill: To be honest, I didn’t think about it much.
It was a very instinctual decision that had some-
thing to do with a relaxed feeling [I experienced]
when I visited.
Haug: I was here in the U.S. looking at schools
last year and initially thought I wanted to go to DU
because it had just won its third straight NCAA
Championship. But after I visited Colorado, the
team seemed to have a spirit that no one else
could compare to, and I wanted to be a part of
Hammond: Dartmouth had always been my
dream school growing up at Crystal Mountain in
Washington, mainly because Scott Macartney,
Libby Ludlow and Paul McDonald — all skiers
from the same mountain — had gone here and
made the U.S. Ski Team.
What are you studying?
Gill: I’m a double major in French and studio
Haug: I’m in CU’s business school and will likely
major in finance. I might also minor in econom-
Hammond: I’m a psychology major with a mi-
nor in international studies.
What’s the most difficult course you’ve
taken in college? Explain.
Gill: My thesis work in art has been the hardest
course for me. It requires more work than any-
thing else I’ve taken. It also challenges me in
ways that other subjects don’t: it challenges me
on a more personal level — it’s not just work that
has to be done.
Haug tests margins at the
CU Invite earlier this winter.
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