STOWE, Vt. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Green Bay Nordic skier Carolyn Freeman (Ely, Minn.) wrapped up her participation at the 2011 NCAA Skiing Championships on Friday morning, competing in the 15K classic race at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt. The senior concluded her Phoenix career with a 34th-place finish, crossing the line in 59:26.6.
Freeman braved rainy course conditions, making for one of her more difficult races of the season.
"Friday was tough," Freeman said. "Racing in the rain is never an ideal situation, but you just have to go out and make the best of it. Friday was not my best day, but any day I can ski is a great day. Overall, this has been the best season I've ever had and I look forward to making improvements in the future."
Prior to Friday's 15K classic, Freeman competed in the 5K freestyle race on Wednesday, placing 15th with a time of 15:06.8. The 15th-place showing was the second highest finish by a Green Bay women's skier at the NCAA Championships, second only to Laura Anderson's ninth-place finish in the 15K freestyle in 2001.
Freeman ends her Green Bay career as a three-time NCAA Championships qualifier and three-time all-CCSA performer. She won a total of seven individual races in her career, all of which were in the 2010-11 season.For complete results and additional information on the 2011 NCAA Skiing Championships, click here.