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skiing superlative moneymaker
 Karina Smith
2013: Concluded collegiate career with first appearance at the NCAA Championships … took 31st in the freestyle race and 32nd in the classical in Vermont, Mar. 6-9 … helped the Seawolves to a seventh-place team result with 493.5 points after the completion of the four-day meet … at the RMISA Championships, finished with a season-high-tying 17th in the classical and 22nd in the freestyle … throughout the regular season, finished 17th at the Utah Invite in the classical, before posting a season-high 19th-place finish in the freestyle at the New Mexico Invite … finished 26th in the RMISA MVP standings with 182 points.

Competed in 10 of the 14 races for the Seawolves, registering five top-25 showings … produced a season-high 20th-place result in the classical at the Denver Invite, Jan. 14-21 … participated at the RMISA/NCAA West Region, finishing 24th in the freestyle and 26th in the classical ... finished the season at No. 23 in the RMISA women’s Nordic standings with 207 points, good for fourth-best on team.

Wrapped up sophomore campaign with four races with the Green & Gold … posted a season-high 22nd place in the 15K classic and 31st in the 5K freestyle at the Montana State Invite … named to National Ski Coaches Association Academic All-America Team … completed season with a 36th-place ranking in RMISA women’s Nordic standings with 92 points.

Competed freshman season of 2010 at RMISA rival University of Utah ... despite battling season-long illness, participated in all 10 races during the season, registering top finishes of 18th in the 5K classic and 19th in the 10K freestyle at New Mexico Invite ... placed 20th in the 5K classic at the Utah Invite ... skied for Lyn Ski club team in home nation ... finished 8th in the 15K skate and runner-up in the 5K team relay at Norwegian Junior Nationals ... was 10th in the Norwegian Cup in the 19-year class.

: Born April 16, 1989 ... daughter of Christen Smith and Anne-Kirst Aksnes ... has two siblings – Didrik and Anders ... brother Didrik skis for Univ. of Utah ... management major.

2013                   CL     FR        
Colorado Invite        25th   22nd        
Utah Invite            17th   23rd
New Mexico Invite      18th   19th
RMISA Championships    17th   22nd
NCAA Championships     32nd   31st

2012                   CL     FR
Alaska Nordic Cup      DNS    DNS
Colorado Invite        21st   25th   
Denver Invite          20th   26th       
UAA Invite             30th   27th       
Seawolf Invite         24th   28th       
RMISA Championships    26th   24th       
NCAA Championships     DNS    DNS

2011                   CL     FR
Montana State Invite   22nd   31st
Utah Invite            27th   32nd   
New Mexico Invite      DNC    DNC   
Denver Invite          DNC    DNC
RMISA Championships    DNC    DNC   
NCAA Championships     DNC    DNC

Position: Nordic
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bekkestua, Norway
Club: Lyn Ski Club
Experience: 1 Letter
Karina Photos:
Sophomore Jarrett Brown scored UAA's first goal of the night as the Seawolves dropped a 3-2 WCHA game to the NMU Wildcats.
NMU wins, 3-2  MORE
Senior Christian Leckband goes for a tip-in during UAA's 108-105 double-overtime victory Thursday at Whatcom Pavilion.
MBB sweeps WWU in 2OT  MORE
Sophomore Kendra Daniels and the Seawolves are coming off one of best beam rotations in program history in their season-opener two weeks ago in Ohio.
GYM opener Feb. 6  MORE
Senior Megan Mullings rejects a Concordia shot attempt during Thursday's 59-32 win in Portland.
WBB win 13th straight  MORE
Sophomore forward Anthony Conti contributed in the Jan. 30 win over the Chargers with two assists.
NMU preview  MORE
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