February 18, 2010

NMU Lands Four Women On All-CCSA Team

Christina Gillis
Christina Gillis

 

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Four members of the Northern Michigan University women’s Nordic ski team were named to the Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) all-conference team. The Wildcats placed two members on the first team and two on the second.  
Christina Gillis and Laura DeWitt were selected to the first team. Named to the second team were Monica Markvardsen and Marie Helen Soderman.
The All-CCSA teams recognized season-long achievement and were based on points given out in each race. The top 20 finishers received Super Tour Points (30-25-21-18-16-15-14, etc.) for each race and the points were added up to get the teams. The top five point-getters made the first tam, while the next five were named to the second team.
At the recently concluded CCSA Championships which were held at Al Quaal, Gillis was second in the 5K classic (14:35.1) and third in the 15K freestyle (38:45.4). DeWitt placed fourth in the classic (14:45.5). Markvardsen was seventh in the classic (14:59.4) and second in the freestyle race (38:35.9). Soderman skated to a fifth-place finish in the classic (14:58.8) and a ninth-place showing in the freestyle (39:19.1).
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David Faiella
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