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.
Girl Scouts bring special-needs shopping carts to Sitka
by Heather Hintze on Oct 20, 19:46
For those who have children with special needs, everything is a bit more challenging. Recently, Sitka resident Jeff Bentley brought his daughter, Jema, along on a trip to the grocery store. The five-year-old has epilepsy and cerebral palsy. “Jema, you want to sit in the cart?” Bentley asked her. The father says even a trip to […]
Evening News weather, Oct. 20
by KTVA Weather on Oct 20, 19:44
Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound can expect clearing skies with some lingering snow showers in the morning. In the Southeast, showers will happen south of Sitka with a possibility of showers to the north. Patchy fog will develop along the land areas. Interior areas will have cloudy skies and flurries possible, while the North […]
Web Extra: Digging out
by John Thain on Oct 20, 18:59
We knew it was coming, but today’s snowfall still felt like a surprise. Were you ready for the snow? We asked some Rabbit Creek residents how they felt about the area’s first measurable snowfall of the season.
First snow greets Anchorage
by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 20, 18:42
Anchorage’s first measurable snowfall of the season took some people by surprise, while others accepted it in stride. Darnell Little says he knew on Sunday that Monday’s snowfall would take place — not because he heard the weather forecast, but because he looked up at the mountains. “I told my wife, ‘I can’t see the […]
ASD bans military recruiters after reports of alleged misconduct
by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 20, 18:01
The Anchorage School District has banned all military recruiters from the district’s campuses until further notice. This decision comes in light of recent reports that allege members of the Alaska Army National Guard’s recruiting staff made inappropriate advances toward high school students. Superintendent Ed Graff with the Anchorage School District says last week’s leak of […]
Early voting begins in Alaska
by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 20, 15:49
Those who lined up at the Division of Elections headquarters in midtown Anchorage this morning were among the first in the state to cast their ballots for November’s general election. Voters across Alaska have more opportunity than ever before to vote early as the DOE has added 130 new locations for absentee and early voting. Those […]
Begich urges more airport screenings for Ebola
by Associated Press on Oct 20, 15:25
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has urged the president to expand health screenings at more international airports, including Anchorage, in response to Ebola concerns. In a letter to President Barack Obama, Begich said such “sensible travel restrictions” must be considered to help contain the outbreak in West Africa and prevent its spread to the U.S. U.S. […]
Official: Kenai Peninsula residents oldest
by Associated Press on Oct 20, 12:07
A state official says the Kenai Peninsula has some of the highest percentages of older Alaskans in the state. The Homer News (http://is.gd/vHz4EI) says Alaskans 50 and older account for 36 percent of the population on the peninsula, compared with 27 percent of the population in that age group statewide. State demographer Eddie Hunsinger discussed […]