United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association
The United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) is the sports federation for collegiate team ski racing and snowboarding in America. In excess of 180 colleges from coast to coast, the USCSA fields some 5,000 men and women, alpine, Nordic, freeski and snowboard athletes in over 200 competitive events annually. The organization offers alpine skiing, nordic skiing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding.
|Most recent season or competition:|
|Sport||Skiing & Snowboarding|
|Motto||USCSA - The Place to Be!|
|No. of teams||>180|
|Alpine - Sierra Nevada Eagles (men & women)
FreeSki - Sierra Nevada Eagles (men & women)
Snowboard Alpine - Westminster Griffins (men & women)Snowboard Freestyle - Westminster Griffins (men & women)
|Sponsor(s)||Reliable Racing Supply, Patagonia, Hurricane Racing, Twitchell Sportswear|
"To be the National governing body of team ski and snowboard competition at the collegiate level. To promote and increase awareness of and participation in alpine skiing, nordic skiing, freestyle skiing, and snowboarding in the United States. To provide competition and development opportunities for student-athletes in a team atmosphere leading toward National titles in each discipline."
The United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association is the sports federation for collegiate team ski racing and snowboarding in America. The USCSA assures that student-athletes of all levels and abilities should have access to a quality and exciting venue of competition. The USCSA recognizes, that for athletes to be truly successful individuals, academics should take priority over ski sport competition. To help foster this, the USCSA stresses education first and offers a variety of academic based awards. Team performance is emphasized within the USCSA. Teams field five racers with the top three performances being used for the team score.
Competition takes place across three progressive tiers. Conference qualifiers determine the participants at the six USCSA regional championships. The Regional Championships are the last step on the road to the annual United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard National Championship, the showcase event in college snowsports competition. The USCSA National Championships sees over 450 athletes, participating in more than 40 schools.
Conferences By Region with Current Conference CoordinatorsEdit
- Far West Region: Northern California (Alec Tandara-Kuhns) and Southwest (Patrick Wilcox) Conferences
- West Region: Northwest (Ron Bonneau), Rocky Mountain (Nick LaBue) and Grand Teton (Jerry Wolf) Conferences
- Midwest Region: Midwest Conference (Robin Dzubay)
- Eastern Region: Eastern Conference (Chris Eder)
- Mid-Atlantic Region: Allegheny (Sarah Geiger), Southeast (Doug Grayson) and Atlantic Highlands (Corey Tolkin) Conferences
- New York Region: Mideast Conference (Jim Longo)
- USCSA Competition and Rules Manual 7/2007. www.uscsa.com Section 1-4.