For three University of Alaska Seawolves, it’s perfection.
Sophomores Marie –Sophie Boggasch and Simone Penker, along with redshirt freshman Julia York, all posted a GPA of 4.0. With six other UAA members at 3.5 or higher, the team ranked 25th nationally with a cumulative score of 3.4187. The GPAs are calculated throughout the entire scholastic year.
The announcement was made by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches – Women. Boggasch, a native of Germany is a professional piloting major while Penker, an Austrian, majors in natural sciences. York is studying psychology.
The 2015 campaign begins December 13 with the Green and Gold intrasquad scrimmage. January 8 is the Seawolves’ first meet of the season: The team will face Winona State at the brand new Alaska Airlines Center.
New PSA message: Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix
by Rhonda McBride on Jan 30, 0:23
Most people know that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. But what about women who drink and don’t know they’re pregnant? Experts say the early days of conception are when the embryo is the most vulnerable to birth defects caused by alcohol, especially if the woman is binge drinking. The Alaska Mental Health Trust debuted a […]
Anchorage waterline break causes adult school closure
by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 21:54
A waterline at the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority building on Community Park Loop near Bragaw Street ruptured just after 6 p.m. Thursday, and as of 9:44 p.m. has still not been fixed. A representative with Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility said a repair crew was called to the location at 6:15 p.m., but that situation has […]
SeaLife Center adapts new trainings for blind baby seal
by Heather Hintze on Jan 29, 20:57
It was a snowy day in Seward where Halley Werner and her staff at the Alaska SeaLife Center worked with four of the resident harbor seals. “Spin,” she commanded. “Good girl, Addie.” After years of training, the seals are old pros, finding targets and barking on command. Werner has had to completely change her training […]
Get Out: Learning to skate ski
by Brett Shepard on Jan 29, 20:55
“Mother Nature has smiled on us and we now have real snow and we’re also happy to have it back. You know winter has started again and here we go,” said Margaret Timmerman the recreation programmer with Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department. I always have my skis nearby and have made my way to Kincaid […]
Evening News weather, Jan. 29
by KTVA Weather on Jan 29, 20:05
Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound The Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound will have overnight snow showers with lingering showers on Friday morning. One or two inches of accumulation are possible in some locations. Southeast Rain showers will move into the southern part of the panhandle with a mix of sun and clouds for […]
Streets to sheltered: Homeless family wins apartment raffle
by Bonney Bowman on Jan 29, 19:13
An Anchorage couple once considered homeless has been moved into a new home after winning a local non-profit group’s raffle. Wednesday, Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. hosted Project: Homeless Connect, which gave the couple the break they were waiting for. Rose Hubbard and her husband were one of four families randomly selected in a raffle for empty […]
APD Chief Mew: New task force to tackle violent drug-related crimes in Anchorage
by Kate McPherson on Jan 29, 17:45
Anchorage Police Department Chief Mark Mew has announced the creation of a special task force designed to crack down on activities that have led to the recent string of shootings in Anchorage since the new year. During a press conference Thursday, Mew explained the task force will be compiled of officers currently on staff with […]
AK National Guard: Pilot of missing plane found, taken to hospital
by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 29, 16:28
The pilot of a plane that went missing Wednesday has been found and transported to a Soldotna hospital, according to Alaska Air National Guard officials. The pilot was located at Lake Chakachamna, west of Anchorage, less than a day after being reported missing. The Alaska Air National Guard accepted the search mission after the Alaska […]