The Saint Michael's College Department of Athletics and Department of Institutional Advancement are proud to unveil the inaugural Purple Knight Challenge, a friendly fundraising competition pitting each of the 21 varsity Purple Knight athletic teams against each other between Oct. 11 and 25.
Saint Michael's College student-athletes and coaches have been up to a lot since the 2016-17 school year ended, with some achievements from last spring having yet to be reported.
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.
The Saint Michael's College Alpine skiing team finished 15th among 21 schools for the second consecutive year when the NCAA Championship came to an end on Saturday with Nordic races.
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.
Saint Michael's College Alpine skiing sophomore Guillaume Grand (La Plagne, France/Lycée Général Ferrié) placed 16th in the giant slalom on Wednesday during the opening day of the NCAA Championship.
Four Saint Michael's College student-athletes are representing a pair of programs at NCAA Championships this week.
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 finished their regular seasons on Saturday by placing ninth among 18 schools at the Bates College Carnival.
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