Sailor athletes awarded academic honors

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— Seven of Steamboat Springs High School's winter sports teams have been recognized by the Colorado High School Activities Association for their academic achievements.

The girls and boys Alpine and Nordic ski teams, the girls and boys basketball teams and the hockey team were named Academic Team Champions by CHSAA.

Each squad maintained an unweighted GPA of at least 3.2.

Steamboat's girls basketball team had an impressive team GPA of 3.65 and landed eight varsity players on the All-State Academic first team. The players are Ann Barney, Missy Chotvacs, Torie Christensen, Erin Gleason, Sara Handing, Jessica Peters, Brittany Rummel and Emily Stockdale.

Steamboat's girls Alpine ski team had a team GPA of 3.51. The boys Nordic ski team had a team GPA of 3.38, and the boys Alpine ski team had a team GPA of 3.36. The girls Nordic ski team had a team GPA of 3.31.

The boys basketball and hockey teams had team GPAs of 3.23 and 3.29, respectively.

CHSAA's Team Academic Champions program is designed to recognize teams that maintain a standard GPA regardless of overall record.

Each player on those teams received a certificate.

In addition to the eight girls basketball players, eight other Steamboat winter athletes were named to the All-State Academic first team. They are Tanner Stillwell (basketball), Joey Melius (wrestling), Stephen Bell (Alpine skiing), Robyn Dye (Alpine skiing), Kathleen Lyon (Alpine skiing), Jace Bonner (hockey), Alec Idoni (hockey) and Jacob Pearson (hockey).

Honorable mention All-State Academic selections were Marc Hall (basketball), Dillon Jenkins (basketball), Anna Anderson (Alpine and Nordic skiing) and Jack Serhant (Nordic skiing).

First-team candidates must have an unweighted GPA between 3.6 and 4.0. Honorable mention candidates must have an unweighted GPA between 3.30 and 3.59. Only juniors and seniors are eligible.

-- To reach Melinda Mawdsley, call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com

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