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The National Champions You Might Not Know

BU's figure skaters bring it all home too

| From Commonwealth | By Devin Hahn

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Commonwealth Avenue didn’t close down. There was no parade. And no professional teams came knocking to offer lucrative contracts. But that doesn’t mean the members of Boston University’s figure skating club aren’t national champions.

The club, twenty-three members strong, traveled to Colorado Springs in mid-April for the U.S. Figure Skating Intercollegiate Team Championships, and for the first time came home with the big prize.

“It was amazing, because everyone skated so well,” says Schuyler Eldridge (ENG’12).

While the team’s celebration was more modest than that of BU’s other championship skating team, the victory was no less sweet for the figure skaters.

“We’ve got our trophy,” says Sarah Stone (SAR’12). “And we’ve got our pride.”

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On 24 July 2009 at 11:41 PM, denise farnsworth (SAR'84) wrote:

Thank you for including the article on the BU Figure Skating Team. As my daughter has been a member of this team, I have watched the hard work and dedication that these skaters put into their sport of figure skating. Each skater fits in endless hours of practice and competition prep into full academic schedules. They work hard to support their teamates both in practice and competition. I had the honor of traveling with the team to the Intercollegiate Championships in Colorado this year to see them receive their well earned 1st Place trophy.

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