ON TAP: The Alaska Anchorage Seawolves will be represented by a full 12-member team for the sixth straight season at the 2017 NCAA Skiing Championships, March 8-11 at Cannon Mountain in Franconia, N.H. and Jackson Ski Touring Center in Jackson, N.H.

MEET DETAILS
WHAT: NCAA Skiing Championships
WHEN: March 8-11, 2017
WHERE: Franconia & Jackson, N.H.
EVENTS: Giant Slalom, Slalom, Classical (5/10K) & Freestyle (15/20K)
LIVE RESULTS: http://barttiming.com/eisa/Results17/ncaa17.htm
LIVE VIDEO: http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule
RECAP: GoSeawolves.com
NOTES: The Seawolves, which are one of seven teams that qualified a full team, will send six Alpiners and six Nordic skiers to the NCAAs ... on the Alpine side, the Seawolves will be led by junior Charley Field, a local of Pemberton, B.C. ... Field will be making her third straight NCAA appearance ... joining Field are senior Katerine Lamoureux and sophomore Alix Wells in their first ever NCAA appearances ... the men’s downhill team will send senior Hughston Norton for his third trip, while sophomore Tony Naciuk and freshman Dominic Unterberger will make their NCAA debuts ... on the cross country trails, UAA will send former NCAA participants in sophomore Casey Wright for the women and sophomore Toomas Kollo for the men ... making their first ever NCAA championships are freshmen Natalie Hynes and Hailey Swirbul for the ladies and freshmen Pietro Mosconi and Zackarias Toresson for the men.

AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: UAA has produced nine individual NCAA champions, while claiming 31 top-10 team finishes since participating at its first National Championship meet in 1981 … from 1985-2006, UAA posted 22 consecutive top-10 finishes … of the nine titles, six are Nordic and three are Alpine … Andreas Adde won the most recent NCAA individual title, winning the slalom in 2010, while former assistant Nordic coach Mandy Kaempf earned UAA’s last individual title for a woman by sweeping the 5K classical and 15K freestyle races in 2005 … UAA’s highest team finish at NCAAs is fourth – accomplished in 2009 … prior to 2009, UAA’s highest finish was fifth – accomplished three times (93, 97, 98, 12) … the 1997 squad produced a program-best three individual champions, tying for the third-most titles in a year all-time … the Seawolves have sent athletes to Nationals every year since 1981.

ALL-RMISA TEAM: Picking up her first All-RMISA Team honor was junior Charley Field ... a native of Pemberton, B.C., Field was the lone Seawolf recognized this season, making Second Team for the first time of her career ... Field becomes the 68th all-time Seawolf to be named All-RMISA.  

ALL-ACADEMIC: Seventeen members of the UAA ski team were honored by the United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association (USCSCA) on the National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team ... making up the 2017 selection for the Seawolves were; Marcus Deuling, Charley Field, Sadie Fox, Natalie Hynes, Toomas Kollo, Katerine Lamoureux, Conor McDonald, Curtis McKillop, Michaela Keller-Miller, Pietro Mosconi, Tony Naciuk, Hannah Rudd, Miranda Sheely, Hailey Swirbul, Dominic Unterberger, Alix Wells, Casey Wright ... to qualify, student-athletes must have a cumulative 3.5 grade point average and have competed in one of three NCAA Regional Championships held last weekend.

SEAWOLF BITES: The Seawolves concluded the regular season with four, six-place finishes before finishing sixth at the RMISA Championships with 338.5 points ... combined, UAA posted 1,627 points to end the regular season – Utah won with 2,482.5 points ... UAA has improved each meet of the regular season ... the Seawolves posted 435 points in the Seawolf Invite, before going 436 in the UAA Invite ... by discipline, the Seawolves fared better on the cross country courses with 886 points, while the downhill team produced 740 points ... to date, the Seawolves have amassed 15 top-10 individual performances.

ATHLETE NOTES: Leading the Seawolves with four, top-10 results is sophomore Tony Naciuk (Calgary, Alberta) ... Naciuk has led the men’s Alpine team in six of the last seven races, including a sixth-place finish in the slalom at the Utah Invite and an eighth-place finish in the giant slalom at the UAA Invite ... pacing the women’s downhill team is junior Charley Field ... Field, from Pemberton, B.C., has led UAA in seven races – six in the giant slalom – and has four, top-10 showings ... Field posted a team-high, 2nd-place finish in the giant slalom at the RMISA Championships ... in the cross country skiing competition, the Seawolves are led by junior Casey Wright for the women and freshman Zackarias Toresson for the men ... Wright, from Melbourne, Australia, posted a season-best fourth-place finish in the classical race at Utah and again at the Seawolf Invite in the freestyle race ... Wright finished in the top-20 in all seven regular-season races this season, before skipping the RMISA championships ... meanwhile, Toresson led the men’s team in four races this season, including a season-high fifth-place finish in the classical at Utah ... Toresson is from Varberg, Sweden.