CC Summer Briefs: June 1-6

Colorado College alumni featured in “Unclimbable”

SB Nation chronicled 2014 alumni Hannah Trim, Mareya Becker and Lauren Hebert’s rock climbing trip to a famous remote bowl Nahanni National Park in Canada’s Northwest Territories called Cirque of the Unclimbables. The alumni received a Ritt Kellogg Grant to climb in the Cirque.

A month before their trip, Becker received word that 2013 CC graduate Cole Kennedy had passed away after an ice avalanche struck him and his climbing partner in the Andes’ Cordillera Blanca.

Kennedy had received a Ritt Kellogg Grant to climb the Cirque of the Unclimbables, but the school revoked it after he and some friends set off an impromptu fireworks display at Llamapalooza. Trim, Becker and Herbert carried Kennedy’s ashes with them to spread in the area.

See Eva Holland’s article “Unclimbable” here.

Outdoor Recreation hires new Assistant Director of Outdoor Education, Outdoor Education Specialist and Outdoor Education Coordinator.

The ORC welcomed David Crye, Assistant Director of Outdoor Education, Rachael Abler, Outdoor Education Specialist, and Grace Brofman Outdoor Education Coordinator to the Colorado College community. They will replace Chris Dickson, Tricia Chan and Neal Smeltzer, who left their positions at the college at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

All the new hires are coming from outdoor programs at other institutions. Crye worked in the outdoor program at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, Abler at the outdoor program Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo., and Brofman at the Outdoor Academy in North Carolina.

Crye and Abler will both start in mid-June and Brofman, a CC alum of 2013, will start in the beginning of August.

Colorado College women’s soccer chosen by the University Sports Federation to represent the United States in the World University Games.

CC will be the first full collegiate women’s soccer team to represent the United States in this tournament. This year, the tournament will take place in Gwangju, Korea. Colorado College’s first game will take place on July 2 against South Africa.

The roster includes seven current players, eight alumni from the Class of 2014 and 2015, and five first-year Tigers.

Get the Tiger’s full tournament schedule here.

Six CC Alumni Inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

CC honored six alumni athletes were inducted into the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Saturday, May 30.

The six honored included Rob Doyle ’87, hockey; Laura Luckett ’84, diving; Philip “Flip” Naumburg ’75, lacrosse; Scott Robertson ’89, football and baseball, Jason Valant ’93, basketball; and Sog Panter ’42, football and track, posthumously.

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