United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association

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United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA)
Most recent season or competition:
2014
Sport Skiing
Director Laura Sullivan
President Andy Rangen
Motto USCSA - The Place to Be!
No. of teams >178
Country United States
Continent North America
Most recent champion(s)

Alpine - Sierra Nevada Eagles (men), Rocky Mountain Battlin' Bears (women)

Freestyle - Sierra Nevada Eagles (both)

Nordic - St. Olaf Oles (men), University of Wyoming Cowgirls (women)

Ski jumping - Men: Torin LaLiberte (St. Michael's Purple Knights)
Women: Catie Stone (University of Vermont Catamounts)

Snowboarding - Sierra Nevada Eagles (both)
Sponsor(s) Reliable Racing Supply, Patagonia, Hurricane Racing, Twitchell Sportswear

The United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) is the sports federation for collegiate team ski racing and snowboarding in America. In excess of 178 colleges from coast to coast, the USCSA fields some 4,700 men and women, alpine, Nordic, freestyle and snowboard athletes in over 200 race events annually.[1] The organization offers alpine skiing, nordic skiing, ski jumping, freestyle skiing and snowboarding.

Mission[edit]

"To be the National governing body of team ski and snowboard competition at the collegiate level. To promote and increase awareness of and participation in alpine skiing, nordic skiing, freestyle skiing, and snowboarding in the United States. To provide competition and development opportunities for student-athletes in a team atmosphere leading toward National titles in each discipline."[2]

Overview[edit]

The United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association is the sports federation for collegiate team ski racing and snowboarding in America. The USCSA assures that student-athletes of all levels and abilities should have access to a quality and exciting venue of competition. The USCSA recognizes, that for athletes to be truly successful individuals, academics should take priority over skisport competition. To help foster this, the USCSA stresses education first and offers a variety of academic based awards. Team performance is emphasized within the USCSA. Teams field five racers with the top three performances being used for the team score.

Organization Structure[edit]

Competition takes place across three progressive tiers. Conference qualifiers determine the participants at the six USCSA regional championships. The Regional Championships are the last step on the road to the annual United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard National Championship, the showcase event in college racing. The National Championship sees over 450 athletes, participating in more than 40 schools.

Conferences By Region[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uscsa.com/inside-uscsa/welcome-uscsa-profile/
  2. ^ USCSA Competition and Rules Manual 7/2007. www.uscsa.com Section 1-4.

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