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Six Westminster students named to 2011 FIS World Freestyle Ski Championship Team
Six Westminster students named to 2011 FIS World Freestyle Ski Championship Team

This is a news release from Westminster College

Six Westminster students have been named to the 2011 FIS World Freestyle Ski Championship Team announced Monday at Deer Valley Resort.

From moguls to aerials, the students will compete for top placement on the podium.

Dylan Ferguson (sophomore) and World Champion Ryan St Onge (junior) have been named to the Men's Aerials Team. Sho Kashima (sophomore) and 2010 Olympic Bronze medalist Bryon Wilson (freshman) have been named to the Men's Dual Moguls Team. Olympian Heather McPhie (junior) has been named to the Women's Moguls and Dual Moguls Teams. David DiGravio (freshman) has been named to Men's Moguls.

Westminster's USSA athletes work hard to balance their rigorous training schedule with their academic pursuits. The college currently has more than 50 students on the U.S. Ski and Snowboarding Team who compete in a variety of disciplines, from snowboarding to cross-country skiing.

"I never thought it was possible to balance school and sport, but Westminster allows me to do both and excel in both," explained St. Onge, a junior at Westminster. "Westminster has helped to make my dreams come true. At no point did either my education or my training detract from one another. In fact, just the opposite happened. I became a better skier the more knowledge I gained in college. I became a much better aerialist after going to college and learning about the world in which we live."

Westminster is Official Partner of Higher Education to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team and offers a USSA Tuition Grant program to all current U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team national athletes and qualifying alumni. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu/ussa.

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