March 1, 2011

Six Skiers Qualify for Nationals

Erik Soderman
Erik Soderman

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Skiing Committee announced participants for the 2011 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Skiing Championships, to be held March 9-12 at the Stowe Mountain Resort and Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont.

Northern Michigan had the maximum number of skiers selected in the Nordic discipline. Martin Banerud, Andy Liebner and Erik Soderman will ski for the men’s team. Monica Markvardsen, Marie Helen Soderman and Christina Turman will be competing on the women’s side.

Participants are selected on a regional basis from three designated regions for Nordic skiing (Central, East and West Regions). Bids are awarded to regions using a formula determined by the skiing committee.

Nordic events will be held March 9 and 11. The men’s 10-kilometer and women’s five-kilometer freestyle cross-country races will take place on March 9.  The women’s 15-kilometer and men’s 20-kilometer classical races will be held March 11.

A live webcast of the championships will be on NCAA.com. CBS will show skiing highlights at 1 p.m. on April 30. The live webcast link can be found at: http://www.ncaa.com/sports/skiing/d1

The Nordic skiers from the Central Region are all member of the Central Collegiate Ski Association:

Central Region – Men
Martin Banerud, Northern Michigan
Jens Brabbit, Gustavus Adolphus
Mikko Harju, Michigan Tech
Tyler Kornfield, Alaska Fairbanks
Andy Liebner, Northern Michigan
David Norris, Alaska Fairbanks
Erik Soderman, Northern Michigan
Alexander Treinen, Alaska Fairbanks

Central Region – Women
Malin Eriksson, Michigan Tech
Carolyn Freeman, Green Bay
Monica Markvardsen, Northern Michigan
Theresia Schnurr, Alaska Fairbanks
Raphaela Sieber, Alaska Fairbanks
Marie Helen Soderman, Northern Michigan
Christina Turman, Northern Michigan

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