Six Westminster Students Named to 2011 U.S. Alpine Ski Team
SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association recently named six Westminster College students to the 2011 U.S. Alpine Ski Team roster.
The 49-member team features two Westminster Olympians who competed in the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Sophomore Alice McKennis was named to the Women’s A Team. Freshman Travis Ganong was named to the Men’s B Team, while freshman Hailey Duke, and sophomores Megan McJames, Laurenne Ross and Leanne Smith were named to the Women’s B Team. Sophomore Andrew Phillips was named to the Men’s C Team.
“I’m excited about the group we’ve put together,” said third-year men’s head coach Sasha Rearick. “There is an incredible diversity of experience.”
Westminster currently has more than 50 students on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team who compete in a variety of disciplines, from snowboarding to cross-country skiing. Westminster is the Official Provider of Educational Services to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team and offers a USSA Tuition Grant program to all current USSA national athletes and qualifying alumni.
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu or follow WestminsterSLC on Twitter.