Nordic Skiing Finishes NCAA Championships With Six All-Americans

Nordic Skiing Finishes NCAA Championships With Six All-Americans

STOWE, Vt. – The Northern Michigan University Nordic Skiing team finished the NCAA Championships with the Classical race and finished with six All-Americans and four on the award podium. The six All-Americans are the fourth-most with NMU trailing just University of Utah, University of Colorado and Vermont University 

  WOMEN'S 15K CLASSICAL

Freshman Abigail Jarzin (Green Bay, Wis.) led the women by finishing 14th overall, posting a time of 49:18.6. Senior Nicole Schneider (Plymouth, Minn.) finished in a time of 51:30.7 while junior Julie Ensrud (Saltnes, Norway) was right behind her crossing the finish line at 52:20.5

  MEN'S 20K CLASSICAL

The men's team saw two finish on the awards podium as senior Ian Torchia (Rochester, N.Y.) finished in a time of 56:05.8 for sixth place. Junior Zak Ketterson (Bloomington, Minn.) was four seconds behind, 56:09.7 to finish seventh. Both were also named Second Team All-Americans. 

Sophomore Kjetil Baanerud (Oslo, Norway) came in at 11th place by posting a time of 57:06.2.

  TEAM RESULTS

The men's team finished the day second overall, with 72 points, finishing behind Utah and ahead of Colorado. The women's team tallied 17 points. In the overall Championships, the Wildcats are 7th among 24 teams with 206 points. However, the overall point total includes alpine skiing in the total as well.

Among the Nordic competition, NMU finished fourth, finishing behind Division I universities, including University of Utah, University of Colorado and Vermont University. The men are second with 142 points, trailing just Colorado. The women are sixth with 64 points and are the top non-Division I university.