CVA alumni going to NCAA Nationals
Five CVA alumni were chosen to go to the NCAA Nationals, to be held March 4 through 10 at the Middlebury Snow Bowl in Middlebury, Vt.: Ben Morse of Dartmouth College, CVA Class of 2009 and son of Earle and Pam Morse; Craig Marshall of Colby College, CVA Class of 2010 and son of Jay and Nancy Marshall; Ashley Durham of St. Lawrence University, CVA Class of 2007 and daughter of Bruce and Beth Durham of Timmins, Ontario, Canada; Anne Rockwell of Bates College, CVA Class of 2010 and daughter of Rocky and Betsy Rockwell; and Rebecca Nadler of Harvard University, CVA Post Graduate in 2010 and daughter of Steve Nadler of Ottowa, Ontario, Canada.
There are 34 men and 34 women competing at the NCAA Alpine Championships from Division colleges across the U.S. From the East, 16 of them are men and 16 are women. They qualified through a point ranking system within their region, based on how they finished in the six carnival races.
“The NCAA Division One Championships bring together the nation’s topranked collegiate ski racers, and CVA is so proud to have five alumni representing their colleges and CVA at the championships,” stated Kate Webber Punderson, head of school, who herself was the captain of the Middlebury College Ski Team when she was an undergraduate, after graduating from CVA.
Punderson continued, “The CVA experience has prepared these students well for balancing a rigorous academic schedule with continuing to pursue their athletic goals. Everyone at CVA wishes them the best of luck!”
Other CVA alumni who have competed in the Division One Carnival Races this season include: Peter Cole: Bates College, CVA Class of 2010, son of Eva and Jeff Cole of Carrabassett Valley; Vincent Daigle: Bates College, CVA Class of 2012, son of Marie-Andree Dion from St. Hippolyte, Quebec and father is Jen Daigle of St. Hippolyte; Katie Houser: Colby College, CVA Class of 2008, daughter of Scott and Janet Houser of Marblehead, Mass.; Nathalie Michaud: Colby Sawyer, CVA Class of 2012; daughter of Patrick and Abby Michaud of Madison; Eliza Whatley: Plymouth State, CVA Class of 2012, daughter of Janice Clark of Carrabassett Valley, and Scott Whatley of Sanford; Chloe Cochrane: Colby Sawyer, CVA Class of 2012, daughter of Chip and Lani Cochrane of Carrabassett Valley; and Hilary Brownson: Colby Sawyer, CVA Class of 2010, daughter of Mike and Robin Brownson of Andover, Mass.