Westminster's Webpage To Track the College's Olympic Hopefuls

Jan 5, 2014

Jan. 8, 2014 More than 100 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team members have attended Westminster SALT LAKE CITY - With one Westminster undergraduate already named to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team, the college is keeping a watchful eye on several other students who are competing for a chance to fulfill their Olympic dreams. To keep tabs on these "Olympic Hopefuls," Westminster has created a webpage with updated bios, fact sheets, press releases, etc., to help keep the campus community and public informed of our students' progress during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. During the Olympic Trials in Park City on December 29, Westminster junior Jessica Jerome stole the show taking first place in the competition and earning a spot on the inaugural Olympic Women's Ski Jumping Team. With nearly 100 students who are currently on or retired from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Teams, Westminster is rooting for all those who are hoping to go for the "gold" this February. In 2010, 14 Westminster students competed in the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. "Westminster's Olympic Hopefuls are as successful in the classroom as they are on the slopes," said Safia Keller, Westminster's U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team liaison. "We will be cheering them on as they continue to pursue their dreams of competing in Sochi." Westminster is the Official Partner of Higher Education to U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. USSA athletes are able to attend Westminster through a tuition-grant program, and study a variety of subjects, from art to chemistry. They also have an impressive G.P.A of 3.56. These talented student-athletes learn to balance their rigorous training and competition schedules along with their academic courses. Westminster's 2014 "Olympic Hopefuls" webpage can be found at: www.westminstercollege.edu/2014olympichopefuls. For our news story on our athletes, visit: http://www.westminstercollege.edu/ussa/index.cfm?parent=7192&detail=15369&content=15422

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Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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