Published: June 1, 2017 By

Buffs Bits  

Four Buffs were selected during the NFL Draft in April: Chidobe Awuzie (Mgmt’16), Ahkello Witherspoon (EBio’17), Tedric Thomspon (Soc’17) and Jordan Carrell (Comm’16). QB Sefo Liufau (Econ’17) was among four others who signed as undrafted free agents. ... Former Buffs runner Laura Thweatt (Soc’11) was the top American finisher in the London Marathon. She finished sixth in 2 hours, 25 minutes, 38 seconds. … Golfer Jeremy Paul (Mgmt’18) turned pro in the midst of the Buffs’ spring season and immediately entered a Tour event. He fired rounds of 72 and 78, but missed the cut at the United Leasing & Finance Championship. … The CU women’s distance medley relay team won a national title at the NCAA Indoor Championships. … Men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle will serve as one of two assistants to Team USA coach John Calipari (Kentucky) during the Men’s U19 World Cup this summer. 


Slope Stars 

The Colorado ski team finished second at the NCAA Championships in March as two Buffs swept their races, taking four of eight individual titles back to Boulder. Petra Hyncicova (IntPhys’17) won both women’s Nordic races at the NCAAs in New Hampshire, and David Ketterer (Phys’20) swept the men’s alpine races. Hyncicova and Ketterer were named National Skiers of the Year by the U.S. Collegiate Ski Coaches Association. During the season, Ketterer won seven of 13 races, tying CU's alpine record for single-season victories. Five wins were in the slalom, two in giant slalom. Hyncicova won five of eight races, including three of four freestyle events. Both Hyncicova and Ketterer return next season, plus 10 others from the 2017 squad. That’s good news as CU looks to end its two-year national title drought. It hosts the 2018 NCAA Championships in Steamboat Springs March 7-10.  

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