May 26, 2010
USOEC Selects Outstanding Athletes
MARQUETTE – The United States Olympic Education Center winter 2010 semester athletes have been chosen for each of the five sports.
Ricky Alvarez (Danville, Ill.) was chosen by USA Boxing staff after winning gold at the Wisconsin Golden Glove championships and qualifying to compete at the Senior National Tournament this July. Alavarez, a senior at Northern Michigan University and criminal justice major, earned a 2.68 GPA last semester.
USA Freestyle Wrestling staff selected senior Mary Kelly (Mahomet, Ill.). Kelly finished fifth at the Dave Schultz Open, won silver medals at the NYAC Open and at USA Wrestling’s Senior National Tournament. She graduated in May with a degree in community health.
Greco-Roman wrestling athlete of the semester is Mark Stenberg (Lockport, Ill.). In his debut year at the USOEC, Stenberg came in first at the University Nationals and the FILA Junior Nationals. Internationally, he competed at Kit Carson and Dave Schultz Tournaments. Stenberg is a freshman at NMU and is working toward a construction management degree.
Kyle Carr (Atlanta, Ga.), a junior at NMU, was chosen by US Speedskating staff for his accomplishments. He was a 2010 World Championship team member, finished first at the American Cup Final and placed second overall in the American Cup Racing Series. Carr is majoring in sports science.
USA Weightlifting staff selected Sara Cowles, an NMU sophomore majoring in political science. She made the Junior World Championship team and will compete in Bulgaria this June. Cowles placed first at the National Junior Championships and third at the National Collegiate Championships held in Marquette in mid-April.
Kelly, Stenberg, Carr and Cowles were named to the USOEC All-Academic team for the winter 2010 semester.
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