The CCSA named its men’s and women’s first and second all-conference teams Wednesday. The All-CCSA teams recognize season-long achievement and were based on points given out in each race. The top 20 finishers received Super Tour Points (points were awarded in each race by a 30-25-21-18-16-15-14… pattern) for each race and the points were added up to get the teams. The top 5 points-getters made the first team, while the next 5 were named to the second team.
The Northern Michigan women had two skiers, Christina Gillis and Laura DeWitt, named to the first team. Alaska’s Aurelia Korthauer, Michigan Tech’s Riikonen-Purtsi, and Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Carolyn Freeman rounded out the squad.
NMU also had two skiers on the men’s first team. Wildcats George Cartwright and Kevin Cutts made the team, joining top points-getter Santiago Ocariz (Wisconsin-Green Bay), Michigan Tech senior Oskar Lund, and Gustavus Adolphus’ Jens Brabbit.
The women’s all-CCSA second team displayed the depth of both Northern Michigan and Alaska. Monica Markvardsen and Marie Helen Soderman represented NMU while Theresia Schnurr, Julia Pierson, and Anna Coulter were named for the Nanooks.
Michigan Tech’s Jesse Lang and Jesse Smith each represented the Huskies on the men’s second team. They were joined by Tim Cook and Chris Bowler of NMU, and Alaska’s John Parry finished out the team. Complete individual point totals are listed below.
Men’s first team All-CCSA School Name Points UWGB Santiago Ocariz 221 MTU Oskar Lund 152 NMU George Cartwright 144 NMU Kevin Cutts 111 GAC Jens Brabbit 104 Women’s first team All-CCSA School Name Points NMU Christina Gillis 159 NMU Laura DeWitt 157 UAF Aurelia Korthauer 150 MTU Henna Riikonen-Purtsi 133 UWGB Carolyn Freeman 130 Men’s second team All-CCSA School Name Points MTU Jesse Lang 85 UAF John Parry 84 NMU Tim Cook 76 NMU Chris Bowler 74 MTU Jesse Smith 73 Women’s second team All-CCSA School Name Points NMU Monica Markvardsen 115 NMU Marie Helen Soderman 94 UAF Theresia Schnurr 88 UAF Julia Pierson 88 UAF Anna Coulter 82