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CVA alumni competing at NCAA nationals

Craig Marshall

Craig Marshall

CARRABASSETT VALLEY - The Division One alpine ski racing season wrapped up Feb. 24 and 25 with the Bates Carnival at Sunday River.  Five CVA alumni were chosen to go to the NCAA Nationals, to be held this week through March 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 a men and 16 of the 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 top-ranked 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. She 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!”

Ben Morse

Ben Morse

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