Vikings Curling Athletes bring in ACAC Awards

Vikings Curling Athletes bring in ACAC Awards

Women's All-Conference Selections:

Katelyn Skolski - Lead
Katelyn Skolski is from Sherwood Park, in her 4th year playing for the Augustana Vikings. She is enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts program majoring in Physical Education/Kinesiology and Sports Studies, and aspiring to become an occupational therapist in the future. "Returning to this team for my final season, I plan to work hard and win an ACAC banner for Augustana. You can usually find me at the curling rink, but if I'm not there I'm either spending time with family and friends, or taking a nap. My favourite movie is The Dark Knight, and my favourite food is pasta. One of my favourite quotes is: "Some days you tame the tiger, and some days the tiger has you for lunch"."


Mixed All-Conference Selections:

Allyson Hamilton - Skip
Allyson is from Taber, Alberta  and is in her 2nd year playing with the Vikings, with her primary position being third. She is enrolled in a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology and one day hopes to be employed. As a returning player, Allyson hopes that her team will be able to win an ACAC banner for Augustana. When Allyson is not in the curling rink you can find her procrastinating. Her favourite movie is any marvel movie, her favourite television show is the office and her favourite food is red peppers. One of her favourite inspirational quotes is: "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretzky" - Michael Scott. Allyson's sister is former Viking Holly Hamilton, who graduated last year.

Dustin Rupertus - Third
Dustin is from Gwynne, Alberta and is in his first year with the Vikings. He is progressing towards a Bachelors of Science in Biology and is planning to use degree to enroll in school to become a Naturopathic Doctor. When Dustin is not on the ice you can find him shredding the slopes of a pair of skis or playing the piano and enjoying a cup of tea.  His Favorite book is the Bible, some of his favorite movies include The Naked Gun, It, and Get Smart. One of his favorite quotes is: "It is not Heros that make History, but History that makes Heros."

Jackson Sweder - Lead
Jackson is from Beaverlodge and is a third year Bachelor of Science student with a Biology major and a minor in Environmental Science.  "I hope to pursue graduate studies in Paleontology after I graduate. This is so I can one day work in a museum research laboratory to study the fossils of dinosaurs and other extinct organisms. This will also be my third year on the Vikings Curling team primarily as lead. I hope for the team and myself is that we can once again showcase Augustana's talent at the CCAA Nationals, but I would be happy with a fantastic year of curling. When I am not on the ice you will often find me running along trails and roadways as I prepare for running season. You might also find me playing a friendly bowling game or reading a good book such as Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings'. My favorite movie is John Wayne's "The Alamo" and my favorite food are tacos. One of my favorite quotes is "Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.""


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