A large contingent of Saint Michael's College students who have studied away from campus during the 2016-17 school year and this summer are also Purple Knight student-athletes, as 26 among the 130 who took advantage of the opportunity through the College's Study Abroad Office donned Purple and Gold during the academic year.
Sophomore Guillaume Grand (La Plagne, France/Lycée Général Ferrié) became the first two-time All-America finisher in Saint Michael's College skiing history on Friday when the Alpine squad completed competition at the NCAA Championship at Cannon Mountain Ski Area.
Eleven Saint Michael's College skiers drew United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association (USCSCA) National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team laurels on Friday, being recognized for posting a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade-point average.
A school-record-tying three Saint Michael's College skiers have qualified for the NCAA Championship for the second straight year, it was announced on Tuesday, as the trio of Alpine racers will take part in an event that involves student-athletes from Division I, II and III.
The Saint Michael's College Alpine and Nordic skiing teams combined to stand in eighth place among 18 schools after the opening day of the two-day, regular-season-ending Bates College Carnival on Friday, with 176 points between them.
With a father who was a World Cup skier for France and a mother who skied on the national team of Spain, skiing was in the stars for Saint Michael's College alpine ski team members Meggane and Guillaume Grand.
Three Saint Michael's College men's Alpine skiers were among the top 20 in the slalom on Friday at the Middlebury College Carnival, helping the Alpine and Nordic squads combine to place seventh out of 15 schools when day one of the two-day event came to a conclusion.
Four Saint Michael's College Alpine skiers finished among the top 20, as the Alpine and Nordic skiing squads combined to take seventh among 15 schools when the Dartmouth College Carnival came to a conclusion on Saturday.
With first-year Anna Willassen's (Jar, Norway/Persbråten VGS) sixth-place finish in the giant slalom leading the way, the Saint Michael's College Alpine and Nordic skiing teams are seventh among 14 schools following Friday's opening day at the Dartmouth College Carnival.
First-year Anna Willassen (Jar, Norway/Persbråten VGS) took second in the giant slalom, pacing six Saint Michael's College Alpine skiers among the top 20 on Friday during the University of Vermont Carnival.
Junior Meggane Grand (La Plagne, France/Lycée des métiers Ambroise Croizat) and sophomores Torjus Grimsrud (Stabekk, Norway/Donski Alpine) and Guillaume Grand (La Plagne, France/Lycée Général Ferrié), all NCAA Championship qualifiers last season, were among the top 12 during Saturday's University of New Hampshire Carnival slalom, and the Saint Michael's College Alpine and Nordic skiing teams combined to take ninth place among 16 schools upon the carnival's completion.
- Sophomore Guillaume Grand (La Plagne, France/Lycée Général Ferrié) landed the second podium finish of his career, placing second in the slalom on Saturday, as the Saint Michael's College Alpine and Nordic skiing teams combined to take eighth among 17 schools when the season-opening Saint Lawrence University Carnival concluded.
Meggane and Guillaume Grand have been skiing since they were able to walk. Their father was on France’s national ski team and their mother was on Spain’s national ski team, so it was only natural for the siblings to start skiing at an early age, but they’ve continued because of their love for it.
Saint Michael's College women's soccer and Alpine skiing first-year Lauren Dunn continued sharing stories about her world-record fishing achievement on Lake Champlain this past month recently, being profiled by the Colchester Sun before appearing on ESPN 101.3 FM on Friday.
When Lauren Dunn moved to Vermont to go to St. Michael's College it didn't take her long to start setting records. She and a guide were fishing on Lake Champlain earlier this month when she reeled in a big one!
Saint Michael's Alpine skiing rising sophomore Danny Duffy was named Vermont Alpine Racing Association Collegiate Skier of the Year this week, becoming the second Purple Knight to land the accolade in three years.
Betsy and Sean Duffy, Warren, started volunteering at the Pan-Mass Challenge 20 years ago and since then their family has grown and everyone helps out for the once-a-year service trip to Massachusetts.