Full team to NCAAs
The UAA ski team has qualified a full squad of 12 athletes, one of eight schools to max out on entrants, for the NCAA Championships, March 5-8 in Utah at Park City and Soldier Hollow.
In alpine skiing, UAA qualified men Cedrick Gagnon, Nike Harmanen and Hughston Norton, and women Isabella Andreini, Anna Berecz and Vanessa Berther.
In the nordic discipline, the Seawolves women headed to nationals are Synnove Bruland, Marine Dusser and Mackenzie Kanady, and the men are Andrew Arnold, Lukas Ebner and Etienne Richard.
Skiers qualify on a regional basis and each school is allowed a maximum of three athletes in each gender and sport.
UAA sophomore Karolin Anders' dominating performances at last week's Great Northwest Athletic Conference, was honored as the national athlete of the week by the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
Anders seized the Outstanding Female Performer award at the GNAC meet after winning the pentathlon and triple jump, finishing second in the high jump, third in the long jump and eighth in the shot put. That racked 35 points for the Seawolves.
Anders in the third athlete in UAA history to receive the national award.
UAA's women's track and field team, which won the GNAC title, shared the conference's team of the week with Western Washington's men's team.
Fossman wins award
UAA men's basketball senior Kyle Fossman, who drained a career-high 40 points in a home win against Western Oregon, was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's co-player of the week.
Fossman set UAA and GNAC single-game records by burying 12 3-pointers against Western Oregon. He also broke the school's career record for 3-pointers (248) and tied teammate Travis Thompson's single-season school and GNAC record of 104.
Fossman earlier last week scored 18 points and added six assists, with no turnovers, in a victory over St. Martin's.
Fossman shared the GNAC award with Simon Fraser's Sango Niang.
UAA is accepting nominations for its 2014 Seawolf Hall of Fame class until April 25.
Former UAA athletes can be nominated, as can former staff members, teams and others -- former athletes and team are eligible 10 years after they finished their careers and staff members are eligible five years after their service.
To find out other qualifications and get a nomination form, go to seawolves.com
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