11 skiers earn national academic accoladesEleven 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.
2016 NCAA trio among top 12, Guillaume Grand podiums in UNH Carnival slalomJunior 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.
Guillaume Grand earns second career podium finish, skiing eighth at Saint Lawrence- 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.
2017 Nordic skiing outlookAn 11-member veteran corps is joined by five rookies to college skiing as the Saint Michael's College Nordic skiing team prepares for the 2017 season.
2017 Alpine skiing outlookA school-record three competitors qualified for the NCAA Championship last winter, and each returns to a deep Saint Michael's College Alpine skiing team this season.
The Alpine Ski Team: All In The FamilyMeggane 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.