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 Lasse Moelgaard-Nielsen

2013 ALL-AMERICAN

2013:
Concluded season with first collegiate All-America honor, finishing eighth in the 10K classical race at NCAAs, helping the Nordic squad to a meet-high 108 points … helped UAA to a seventh-place team finish at Nationals with 493.5 points over the four-day event … also finished 20th in the freestyle race at NCAAs … throughout the regular season, posted a season-high eighth-place showing in the classical race at the Colorado Invite, while registering a season-high 12th-place result in the freestyle … furnished a 12th-place showing in the RMISA MVP standings with 296 points … additionally, competed for native country of Denmark in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships on Feb. 21-24.

2012
: Made NCAA Championships debu, finishing 26th in the freestyle and 32nd in the classical … led UAA in three races … competed in all 14 races for the Green & Gold, posting a season-high 4th-place finish at the Denver Invite, helping the Seawolves to a 3rd-place team result … registered a season-high 8th-place showing in the freestyle race at the Alaska Nordic Cup … finished the season No. 10 in the RMISA men’s Nordic standings with 302 points, 2nd-best on the team … named to the 2012 Div. I All-Academic Ski Team … earned team’s co-Most Improved honor.

2011:
Wrapped up rookie campaign with a season-high 2nd-place showing in the 20K classic at the RMISA Championships, helping UAA to a 5th-place team standing … recorded four top-20 finishes throughout the season, including a season-high 16th-place finish in the freestyle at the Denver Invite … named to National Ski Coaches Association Academic All-America Team … completed season with 22nd-place ranking in RMISA men’s Nordic standings with 243 points.

BEFORE UAA: One of top Nordic racers in Denmark for the past several seasons ... raced at 2010 FIS World Championships and recorded top-15 performances at the Tour de China in December 2009 ... placed 45th in 10K classic at 2008 Continental Cup in Klosters, Switzerland ... represented Denmark at FIS World Junior Championship three times (2004, ‘05, ‘06) and at 2008 FIS Under-23 World Championship in Italy, where he placed 57th in the 30-kilometer race.

PERSONAL:
Born March 22 in Denmark … son of Peder Nielsen and Helle Molgaard … enjoys playing soccer in spare time … general management major.
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SEASON-BY-SEASON RESULTS
2013                    CL    FR        
Colorado Invite         8th   12th
Denver Invite           9th   14th
Utah Invite             12th  24th
New Mexico Invite       20th  17th
NCAA Championships      8th   20th

2012                    CL    FR
Alaska Nordic Cup       6th   8th   
Colorado Invite         7th   13th   
Denver Invite           4th   16th   
UAA Invite              27th  17th   
Seawolf Invite          11th  11th   
RMISA Championships     18th  24th   
NCAA Championships      32nd  26th

2011                    CL    FR

Montana State Invite    21st  25th
Utah Invite             19th  21st
New Mexico Invite       26th  21st
Denver Invite           16th  16th
RMISA Championships     2nd   26th   
 

Position: Nordic
Year: Junior
Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark
High School: Falkornergården's High School
Experience: 2 Letters
Lasse Photos:
Senior Haleigh Lloyd set a GNAC record, while finishing 4th in the 400-meter hurdles Saturday at the NCAA Championships.
NCAA recap  MORE
Junior Karolin Anders furnished her sixth career All-America honor and third in the heptathlon Friday at the NCAA Div. II Outdoor Championships.
All-America honor  MORE
Junior Karolin Anders finished 8th May 22 at the 2015 NCAA Div. II Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Academic honors  MORE
Junior Dominik Notz raced to his first career All-America honor in track & field Thursday in the 10K race.
NCAA review  MORE
Entering her fourth year with the program, Anchorage native Shaina Afoa will assume the role of the Seawolves' top assistant coach in 2015-16.
Afoa moves up  MORE
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