Published: March 1, 2018 By

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At the Olympics, a Bronze for Gold 

Snowboarder and current CU student Arielle Gold (EPOBio’20) won a bronze medal in the halfpipe in PyeongChang in February. She scored 85.75 (on a 100 scale) on the last of three runs to earn the medal.

Gold, who hopes to attend veterinary school, was one of six Forever Buffs competing in the Winter Olympics.

Casey Andringa (Bus’19) of the U.S. Olympic Freestyle Ski Team finished fifth in the men’s moguls event.

Competing for the Czech Republic, current CU skier Petra Hyncicova (IntPhys’18) finished 45th in the Sprint Classic qualification race and 47th in the 15K skiathlon.

Brian Hansen (Mktg’17), a 2010 silver medalist, competed for the U.S. in speed skating for the third time. He finished 15th in the 1,500 meters.

Joanne Reid (Math’13; MTechMedSoc’17) finished 86th in the 7.5K sprint biathlon (cross country skiing plus rifle shooting) for Team USA.

Kendall Wesenberg (Mktg’12) finished 15th in the skeleton for Team USA. 

Read more about this year’s Olympians

Buffs Bits 

Former Buffs coach Ceal Barry, now senior associate athletic director for internal operations, was selected for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Barry was a four-time Big Eight Coach of the Year and is the winningest coach in CU athletics history across all sports with 427 wins. … Spencer Dinwiddie (Comm ex’15) won the skills challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend in Feb. … Becca Rasmussen (Neuro’17) was selected by the North Carolina Courage 20th overall in the NWSL Draft. The NWSL is a women’s professional soccer league. … Jim Hansen (AeroEngr’92; MS’93), a Rhodes Scholar who was a first-team All-Big Eight offensive guard and member of CU's national championship football team, received the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award. It recognizes collegiate and professional achievements 25 years after college athletics careers end. Hansen is superintendent of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Marine Meteorology Division.

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