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NO. R-217.  House concurrent resolution congratulating Jamie Kingsbury of Waitsfield on her designation as Ski Racing Magazine’s 2005 college skier of the year.


Offered by:  Representatives Hosford of Waitsfield, Grad of Moretown and Minter of Waterbury.

Offered by:  Senator Cummings of Washington District and Senator Doyle of Washington District.

Whereas, the University of Vermont (UVM) Catamounts women’s ski team’s roster includes Jamie Kingsbury, one of the collegiate circuit’s top alpine ski racers and finest giant slalom specialists, and

Whereas, on the EISA 2004-2005 carnival circuit, she was a race winner on four occasions, and out of 12 events, she missed being one of the top three finishers just twice, and

Whereas, having captured the NCAA women’s giant slalom title in 2003, she was especially eager to complete the course ahead of the pack at a national championship where her own school was serving as the host, and

Whereas, Jamie Kingsbury’s determination, to say nothing of her superb skill and command of the slippery slope, was inspiring to all in attendance as she turned in two stellar runs of 57.82 and 57.21, an extremely impressive 2:50 victory margin, to win her second NCAA women’s giant slalom title, and conclude an already remarkable season in grand style, and

Whereas, she is the first woman Catamount skier to win two giant slalom titles, and

Whereas, Jamie Kingsbury’s success on the slopes this season earned her the top individual ranking for a woman skier in the east, and she rated first in the giant slalom and third in the slalom, and 

Whereas, in addition to having won the NCAA giant slalom on two occasions, she has been named an All American skier in 2003, 2004, and 2005 and has maintained excellent grades as an honors student, and

Whereas, Jamie Kingsbury’s excellent performance throughout the 2004‑2005 intercollegiate skiing season drew national media acclaim, and Ski Racing Magazine has honored her as the publication’s 2005 college skier of the year, a most fitting accolade for a truly great competitor, and

Whereas, she is majoring in agriculture and resource entrepreneurship and will study in New Zealand this summer and fall prior to returning to UVM in December for her final year of ski team eligibility, and

Whereas, her national triumphs are a high point in the history of intercollegiate women’s skiing at UVM, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Jamie Kingsbury on her designation as Ski Racing Magazine’s 2005 college skier of the year, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Jamie Kingsbury in Waitsfield.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont