Hawkins Named Dinn Brothers / UMass Athlete of the Week
Feb. 18, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts men's skiing freshman Rush Hawkins (Shelburne, Mass.) was named the Dinn Brothers / UMass Athlete of the Week today, for his skiing performance over the weekend.
Hawkins won the Giant Slalom finishing first out of 67 competitors with a two-race time of 1:49.19, more than two seconds faster than the second-place finisher who checked in at 1:51.47. The win was Hawkins sixth first place finish out of nine races he has completed this season, and fourth victory in the GS. In the slalom, Hawkins was also impressive placing eighth out of 62 competitors with a time of 1:41.20.
Individually, Hawkins leads the MacConnell Division in the men's individual standings with 197 net points, while as a team, the UMass men are fifth out of 10 teams in the Eastern College Ski Conference with 44 points.
UMass men's and women's skiing both return to action on Sunday, Feb. 22 with the USCSA Eastern Regionals held at Waterville Valley, N.H.
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