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Dartmouth qualifies 12 for NCAA skiing championships Mar. 7-10

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 02/28/07
Rick Adams • (603) 646-3661

Dartmouth College has again qualified the maximum 12 skiers for next week's NCAA Skiing Championships.

Michelanne Shields '08
2006 All American Michelanne Shields '08

Six men and six women will represent the College in Alpine and cross country competition at the Championships, hosted by the University of New Hampshire at Attitash-Bear Peak in Bartlett, NH, and at the Jackson XC Center in nearby Jackson Mar. 7-10.

The men's cross country team includes 2006 All Americans junior Ben True (N. Yarmouth, ME) and sophomore Glenn Randall (Collbran, CO); and senior Michael Sinnott (Sun Valley, ID), the East's top-ranked cross country skier. Sinnott won nine of 12 races contested on the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) carnival circuit this season.

The women's cross country squad is made up of senior Sara Studebaker (Boise, ID), ranked number two in the East this season; and juniors Elsa Sargent (Orleans, VT) and Susan Dunklee (Barton, VT). Dunklee also competed at last year's NCAA Skiing Championships, finishing 12th in the 15-kilometer freestyle technique race.

Alpine racers include 2005 NCAA men's slalom champion junior David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO), making his third NCAA Championships appearance; senior and former U.S. Ski Team member Evan Weiss (Kenmore, WA); and junior Alex Felix (Cambridge, MA). The women's team is led by 2006 All American junior Michelanne Shields (Colorado Springs, CO), and includes 2007 EISA women's slalom champion senior Lindsay Mann (Bedford, MA) and freshman Hayley Jones (Whitehouse, NJ).

Dartmouth is one of only four schools in the 22-team field to send 12 racers; traditional NCAA skiing powerhouses Vermont, Colorado and Utah are the others. The Big Green completed a perfect 6-0 season by winning the EISA Eastern Championship Feb. 24 at Middlebury College.

For complete championships information, visit NCAA Sports.

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