Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Nomination of the Women's Club for Student Organization of the Year

Hilary,

I would like to nominate the Women's Nordic Skiing Club as the Student Organization of the year.
The reason they should be nominated is because they have grown in membership and also competed at a high level this past season.

The 2013-2014 year was only the second year of the Women's Nordic team being in existence and they have already made great strides. They had twelve women deeply involved this year that participated in races.
Highlights from the race season includes one of their skiers placing third in the City of Lakes Loppet Puoli 20 kilometer race. This race takes place in Minneapolis, MN and had 92 other women competing.

At the Pepsi Challenge race located at Giant's Ridge Ski Resort in Biwabik, MN the women took the top three places in their 19-24 year age group. This was a 24 kilometer race.

The women also had a first place finisher at the Minnesota Finlandia in Bemidji, MN. This race is one of the oldest races in Minnesota and was a 25 kilometer race.

As a team the Women finished third in the inaugural Viral Cross Country Race League. The viral league is a competition made up of college skiing clubs located in the Midwest. The schools competing were University of Wisconsin, University of North Dakota, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, University of Minnesota - Duluth, Michigan Tech, Carleton College, College of St. Benedict, and Winona State. This was a season long series in which points were earned based on the finishing place of skiers from their respective school.
Women's Nordic has competed well as a team but they also are made up of responsible members who take their school work very seriously. Leaving for races revolved around class schedules to make sure their members could go to class and accomplish their school work.

Please let me know if you need any additional information.

Ben Koenig

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