Trio of Saints Earn USCSCA Nordic Ski All-Academic Honors
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 7:47 am

Three members of the St. Lawrence University Nordic ski team have earned All-Academic honors for the 2013 season from the United States Collegiate Skiing Coaches Association (USCSCA). This group includes sophomore Austin Meng and first-year students Sienna Searles and Melanie Swick.

The USCSCA honors student-athletes who achieve a 3.5 or better during the fall semester and who compete on their team's roster at the NCAA Regional Championships.

Meng earns USCSCA All-Academic status for the first time after putting together a breakout season for the Saints. The Truckee, CA native earned an NCAA Championship berth after posting his best three collegiate finishes in 2013, including a top-10 at the UVM Carnival.

Searles and Swick both were regulars in the Saints women's line-up this season, and earn All-Academic after impressive first semesters on campus. Searles had a career best top-30 finish in the 5k Classic at the Colby Carnival, while Swick was 51st in the 15K Free at Middlebury.

St. Lawrence also had a pair of alpine skiers, Graham Scott and Ciar Colgan, earn USCSCA All-Academic for 2013.