TOWSON, Md. – Veronique Archambault-Leger (Verdun, Quebec) of the University of New Hampshire ski team was voted to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team for the Women’s At-Large University Division, as announced by CoSIDA on Thursday.
Archambault-Leger, a junior alpine skier with a 3.93 grade-point-average in chemical engineering, was elected from a pool of district candidates following her selection to the District 1 University Division First Team in May.
She is the eighth UNH student-athlete overall and third this decade to garner Academic All-America recognition; the previous most recent honoree was Matt Shump (men’s soccer) in 2005. Archambault-Leger is the first ‘Cat named to an At-Large team.
Archambault-Leger garnered All-America honors in both the slalom and giant slalom at the 2009 NCAA championship, where she placed seventh in slalom and 10th in the giant slalom. She finished in the top-5 six times during the ’09 carnival season and was the top ‘Cat in all six of those races. In the opener at Bates, Archambault-Leger took fourth place in the slalom and fifth place in the giant slalom. The following week at UNH, she placed third overall in the slalom. That was her highest placing of the season; she also took third in the giant slalom at UVM.
Archambault-Leger’s other accolades this season included NCAA All-Academic Team and All-East Second Team.
The 13 eligible sports for the women’s at-large team are: bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis and water polo.