Fourteen Skiers Receive All-Academic Team Accolade

DENVER, Colo. – Fourteen members of the University of New Hampshire ski team were named to the 2014 National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team as announced by the United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association earlier this week.

This honor is awarded to student-athletes who achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above and competed at the 2014 EISA Championships. 

UNH's 14 representatives marks the highest total of all 15 EISA members, which includes Dartmouth College, Harvard University and the University of Vermont.

Kris Hopkins (North Andover, Mass.), Jay Ogle (Pittsfield, Mass.), Coley Oliver (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Laura Rozinowicz (Toronto, Ontario) of UNH's alpine squad made the grade and are competing at the 2014 NCAA Skiing Championships that are being hosted by the University of Utah this week (March 5-8).

The Wildcats' Nordic contingent both on the All-Academic Team and competing at the NCAAs includes Eirik Fosnaes (Hovik, Norway), Katrin Larusson (Truckee, Calif.), Per Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) and Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif.).

Taylor, a junior co-captain, recorded a 4.0 GPA last fall and has now been named to the All-Academic Team all three years. Lindgren, another junior, was also honored for the third consecutive year.

Here is a complete list of the UNH skiers who achieved this honor in 2014:

Student-Athlete Yr Hometown Event Major

*Eirik Fosnaes So. Hovik, Norway Nordic Business Administration

*Lizzie Gill Fr. Bozeman, Mont. Nordic Biology

**Kris Hopkins Sr. North Andover, Mass. Alpine Mechanical Engineering

***Elizabeth Izzo Sr. Lake Placid, N.Y. Nordic Kinesiology: Exercise Science

*Charlie Kidd Sr. Toronto, Ontario Alpine International Business & Finance

*Morgan Klein Fr. Oregon, Wis. Alpine undeclared

**Emily Larson So. Boulder, Colo. Nordic Kinesiology: Exercise Science

*Katrin Larusson Fr. Truckee, Calif. Nordic Nursing

***Per Lindgren Jr. Pitea, Sweden Nordic Chemical Engineering

**Will Meyer Jr. Bozeman, Mont. Nordic History & Economics

*Jay Ogle So. Pittsfield, Mass. Alpine Business Administration

**Coley Oliver Sr. Salt Lake City, Utah, Athletic Training

***Laura Rozinowicz Sr. Toronto, Ontario Alpine Accounting & Finance

***Annika Taylor Jr. Truckee, Calif. Nordic Chemistry


* number of career All-Academic Team selections

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