USCSA hosts 42nd annual U.S. collegiate skiing and snowboarding National Championships

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The U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) will host its 5-day long annual Collegiate National ChampionshipsTM from March 10-14th, 2020 in Lake Placid, NY. Nearly 500 competitors will compete for National collegiate titles in alpine, nordic, snowboard and freeski events in the beautiful Adirondack mountains.

Additional event partners include the Olympic Regional Development Authority, Patagonia, Swix Sports, Atomic Nordic, Saga Outerwear, SnoFolio, Reliable Racing, and Monster Energy.

USCSA is the only ski and snowboard league where colleges and universities compete and qualify for post-season competition as a team. This emphasis on team performance is a departure from the typical individual or world cup scoring format often found in skiing. Allowing entire teams to qualify for the USCSA Collegiate National ChampionshipsTM also allows for a greater number of competitors to attend the event, with over 200 alpine athletes, 200 freeski and snowboard athletes, and 100 nordic athletes competing this week at Lake Placid, NY.

“Coming to Lake Placid is always a treat for the USCSA,” said USCSA Executive Director Alec Tandara-Kuhns. “Between the historic venues, flexible and accommodating organizing staff and close proximity for a majority of the teams, Nationals in Lake Placid have been instant classics.”

Teams began their quest to qualify for the U.S. Collegiate Skiing and Snowboarding National ChampionshipsTM in their local conference competitions, held across 11 conferences spanning the nation, this December. Top teams from each conference attend one of 6 regional championships, which decide who ultimately qualifies to participate in events at the Collegiate National Championship. Results from all events can be found at www.uscsa.com.

Teams representing 71 colleges and universities are competing at the 2020 USCSA Collegiate National ChampionshipsTM. This includes alpine, snowboard, freeski, and nordic teams which qualified through their regional championships, including powerhouses such as Westminster College (Snowboard), the University of Wyoming (Nordic), University of Colorado Boulder (Freeski), Rocky Mountain College (Alpine), and James Madison University (Snowboard). A full list of qualified institutions is attached.

Beginning March 10th, the USCSA Broadcast Network will bring audiences over 60 hours of LIVE, multi-camera HD video coverage from all three competition venues at its web portal: http://www.uscsa.com/broadcast. Scott “Boss” Hogg returns to lead the USCSA Broadcast Team at alpine, joined by legendary snowboard announcer Mark Oliver aka “The Beav” at snowboard/freestyle, as well as Bob “Coach” Underwood and Jared Newell at nordic. Visit http://www.uscsa.com/broadcast for more information, including live-timing, daily schedules, and on-demand archived broadcasts.

The USCSA is the sports federation for collegiate team ski racing and snowboarding in America. The USCSA believes that student-athletes of all levels and abilities should have access to quality and exciting venues of competition. USCSA athletes agree that our team orientation fosters a collaborative approach across their collegiate athletic and academic careers, and often this mentality proves indispensable in their adult lives and careers. The organization includes 162 colleges from coast to coast, fielding 4,954 male and female, alpine, freestyle, cross-country, snowboarding and nordic ski jumping athletes in over 300 events annually.

Qualified Institutions

Men

  • Appalachian State University 
  • Babson College 
  • California State University Long Beach
  • California State University Sacramento 
  • Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Castleton University 
  • Clarkson University 
  • Colgate University 
  • Colorado Mesa University 
  • Columbia University 
  • Cornell University 
  • Dartmouth College 
  • Drexel University 
  • Dunwoody Technical College 
  • Hamilton College 
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges 
  • James Madison University 
  • Lafayette College 
  • Lees-McRae College 
  • Lehigh University 
  • Liberty University 
  • Michigan State University 
  • Michigan Technological University 
  • Northeastern University 
  • Northern Arizona University 
  • Paul Smith’s College 
  • Rocky Mountain College 
  • San Diego State University 
  • Sierra Nevada University 
  • St. Olaf College 
  • Stanford University 
  • The Claremont Colleges 
  • The College of Idaho 
  • The Ohio State University 
  • Tufts University 
  • United States Air Force Academy 
  • United States Military Academy 
  • University of British Columbia 
  • University of California Los Angeles 
  • University of Colorado Boulder 
  • University of Connecticut 
  • University of Maine at Farmington 
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle 
  • University of Michigan 
  • University of Minnesota Duluth 
  • University of Nevada 
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
  • University of Southern California 
  • University of Vermont 
  • University of Virginia 
  • University of Washington 
  • University of Wisconsin Madison 
  • University of Wyoming 
  • Virginia Tech 
  • Western Carolina University 
  • Western Colorado University 
  • Westminster College

Women

  • Babson College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brown University
  • California State University Long Beach
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Castleton University
  • Clarkson University
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Drexel University
  • George Mason University
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Iowa State University
  • James Madison University
  • Lees-McRae College
  • Liberty University
  • McGill University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • San Diego State University
  • Sierra Nevada University
  •  St. Olaf College
  • Stanford University
  • Syracuse University
  • The Claremont Colleges
  • The Ohio State University
  • Tufts University
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Military Academy
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Connecticut 
  • University of Idaho 
  • University of Maine at Farmington 
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle 
  • University of Nevada 
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
  • University of South Dakota 
  • University of Vermont 
  • University of Virginia 
  • University of Washington 
  • University of Wisconsin Madison 
  • University of Wyoming 
  • Virginia Tech 
  • Western Colorado University 
  • Westminster College 
  • Whitman College