So you’ve spent thousands of dollars and countless hours in a junior ski racing program. Now what? Choosing where to get an education for the next four years is tough. If the decision has come down to either Miami, Florida, where skiing requires a boat, a long rope, and a large body of water, or a comparable institution north of the Mason-Dixon line where snow days still exist and Jeeps are outfitted with racks for things other than surf boards. So what if they aren’t good enough to ski for the NCAA National Champion Colorado Buffaloes? There are at least 170 United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Club teams across the country.
Q: How did you choose Syracuse University?
A: I started with a list of schools that participated in USCSA. From there, I knew that I wanted to go to school in New York with great athletics and great academics. Syracuse had both of those and a ski team that was a perennial National Championship attendee. Once I visited the school, met the coach, and saw how tight knit the ski team was, I was sold.