{Sports Briefs}

Women’s basketball
Hensen adds assistant coach

Head women’s basketball coach Jody Hensen announced last week the addition of Katie Kern as an assistant coach. Kern spent the last two seasons with the University of New Mexico women’s basketball team as a graduate assistant. Kern played for the Division I Lobos from 1995-99, earning a first team All-Western Athletic Conference selection her senior season. She played professional basketball in Germany for two seasons before returning to New Mexico. Kern earned a master’s degree in physical education and sport administration this spring.

 

Cross-country
Wilderness marathon no match for Schwoerer

Former Seawolf All-American Toby Schwoerer finished first in the 18th annual Crow Pass Crossing. The race, sponsored by UAA’s Milers Booster Club, is approximately 24 miles, covering the distance between Girdwood and Eagle River. Racers climb almost 4,000 feet to Crow Pass and follow the Eagle River through Chugach State Park, finishing at the Eagle River Nature Center. Schwoerer completed the race in 3 hours, 8 minutes, 27 seconds. The dual sport standout completed his Seawolf athletic career this year earning his fourth and fifth All-American honors at the NCAA Ski Championships in March. In May, Schwoerer was awarded the UAA’s Athlete of the Year award for the second consecutive year.

Defending champion Harlow Robinson finished four and a half minutes behind Schwoerer for second place. Francis Cosgrave was third in 3:24:41, and former UAA dual sport athlete Benji Uffenbeck finished fourth in 3:26:39. Abigail Larsen was the top women’s finisher in 4:05:34, and Julie Udchachon was second in 4:09:59.