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PARK CITY, UT (May 13, 2015)—The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is taking a deeper look at college ski racing as a viable component of the U.S. Ski Team pipeline with the introduction of a National University Team for alpine ski racing. The National University Team will aim to both provide support for athletes as well as a stronger post-university transition to the U.S. Ski Team.

 

http://alpine.usskiteam.com/news/exploring-new-territory-national-university-team-0

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Thanks for posting this.

 

It seems an idea very much worth trying. Tiger Shaw and his management team deserve credit for their willingness to look at different ways to develop potential World Cup level talent.

 

During this past season Steve Porino  a commentator for Universal Sports which broadcasts alpine race events, listed a number of skiers from abroad who attended and raced for US colleges.  They then then returned to their home countries and made their national ski teams.

 

David Chodounsky graduated from Dartmouth with a double major and is now on US Alpine Ski team. Before entering college he had not developed his racing to the point that he could make the US ski team although he tried.


Edited by Lostboy - 5/15/15 at 3:38pm
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