February’s athletes of the month

NW Staff

Martin Banerud and Christina Turman of the Nordic ski teams have been selected as Northern Michigan University’s athletes of the month.

Banerud finished first in both the 10k classic and 10k freestyle at the NCAA Regional to qualify for NCAA Nationals. He also finished second in the 20k classic in the Central Collegiate Skiing Association and eighth in the freestyle. Banerud will compete in his last race as a Wildcat this week at Nationals. He is a senior captain from Oslo, Norway.

Turman’s month consisted of a second place finish in the 5k freestyle at the NCAA Regional, a third place finish in the CCSA Championship freestyle race and fourth place finish in the classic at the conference championship. Turman will be representing NMU at Nationals this week for her last time. She is a senior captain from Fairbanks, Alaska.

NMU will be competing at Nationals this week. The men’s 10-kilometer and women’s five-kilometer freestyle cross-country races will take place on Wednesday, March 9.  The women’s 15-kilometer and men’s 20-kilometer classical races will be held Friday March 11.

A live webcast of the championships will be on NCAA.com. CBS will show skiing highlights at 1 p.m. on April 30. The live webcast link can be found at: http://www.ncaa.com/sports/skiing/d1.

— NMU Sports Information