UAF Sports Briefs – March 8, 2011

Compiled by Rebecca Coleman / Sun Star Reporter
March 8, 2011

Athletes honored for academic achievements

As sports seasons come to a close, conferences are acknowledging hard work in the classroom.  All-Academic athletes include: Nicole Bozek – with a 3.79 GPA, this is the second nod of her career – and Britney Anderson of women’s basketball; Kinsey Laine and Courtney Nichols of swimming; and Alex Morris, David Norris, John Parry, Ray Sabo, Erik Soderstrom, Lex Treinen, Heather Edic, Rebecca Konieczny, Marit Rjabov, Theresia Schnurr – who holds the top GPA of the skiers, and Raphaela Sieber of skiing.  To earn All-Academic honors, athletes must have at least a 3.5 GPA (3.2 for basketball) and have clocked a certain amount of playing time.


Pavlovskaya swims to nationals

Senior Mariya Pavlovskaya will represent the Nanooks at the NCAA Division II Championships March 9-12 in Palo Alto, Texas.  She finished the season with six “B” cut times, which are times that held the possibility of acceptance at nationals, provided a strong performance at the conference championships.  She will compete in the 200 Breaststroke and 400 yard IM and can choose two more events to compete in.  Her options are: the 100 Breaststroke, 100 Backstroke, 200 IM, and 1650 Freestyle.  This is Pavlovskaya’s third trip to nationals, and she is a six-time All-American.


Vermont to welcome Nanook skiers

Five Nanook skiers will represent Alaska at the NCAA Skiing Championships March 9-12 in Stowe, Vt.  Freshman David Norris, junior Lex Treinen, and sophomore Tyler Kornfield will represent the men, and sophomore Raphaela Sieber and junior Theresia Schnurr will represent the women.  Sieber was the top point getter in the CCSA.  “Raphaela has had a very good season,” said head coach Scott Jerome.  “Watching her train last year, we knew she was the real deal.  She’s been very consistent for s this season.”  After coaching the Nanooks for seven seasons, Jerome was named the CCSA’s Men’s Coach of the Year.


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