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.
Bartlett headed to state soccer tournament for the first time
by Dave Leval on May 27, 15:50
The Bartlett High School Golden Bears have unfinished business to take care of. The boys’ soccer team is headed to the state tournament for the first time. “I can’t even describe it in words, because it feels so good,” said midfielder Lorenzo Froeale. Some members of the Golden Bears admitted that thoughts of the tournament […]
Gov. Walker tours Shell drill rig in Seattle
by Associated Press on May 27, 15:28
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle’s waterfront Wednesday before meeting with Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that Washington’s position on future Arctic drilling will hurt his state’s economy. Walker says he was impressed by crew members and the safety features aboard the 400-foot-long Polar Pioneer, which Royal […]
Asphalt track coming to Alaska Raceway Park
by Dave Leval on May 27, 13:51
Alaska Raceway Park will soon give drivers a chance to go in circles. Construction continues on a new one-third mile asphalt track. It will be the only one of its kind in Alaska since the old Northstar Speedway in Wasilla closed in 2012. “We need an asphalt venue here in the state,” said the track’s […]
Russell Davis of ‘Bar Rescue’ tests the waters in Anchorage
by Daybreak Staff on May 27, 12:48
He’s a professional mixologist and bartender who has mixed his way to the top. Russell Davis can be seen on Spike TV’s show “Bar Rescue” helping people create cocktails worth drinking. Wednesday, Davis joined Daybreak to talk about what brings him to the 49th state. “So I’m actually here with my team, Unlimited Liabilities,” Davis […]
East High School moves closer to hosting football on campus
by Dave Leval on May 27, 10:52
East High School has played its football games at Anchorage Football Stadium, but that could change. The Thunderbirds are a step closer to playing on campus, possibly this fall. Earlier this spring, boosters sought to raise $143,000 for a new scoreboard. Ads would be sold on it that would raise money for the school. The scoreboard […]
Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case
by Associated Press on May 27, 10:32
A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a case alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency worked with critics of the proposed Pebble Mine with a predetermined goal to block the project. The lawsuit was brought by the Pebble Limited Partnership, which is seeking to advance the project near the headwaters of a […]
Alaska National Guard welcomes new commander
by Shannon Ballard on May 27, 10:00
The new leader of the Alaska National Guard is starting her job with healing. Scandal rocked the Guard after a scathing report found serious problems in the ranks, including favoritism, lack of trust and allegations of sexual assault. Adjutant Gen. Laurie Hummel says her first priority is regaining that trust. Steps have to be taken […]
King of Norway visits Alaska
by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 27, 8:50
King Harald V of Norway kicked off his first royal visit to the state in Homer. Tuesday morning, about 100 people welcomed him to Homer near the harbor, including an elderly woman who is 102 years old. His majesty is on a tour of the Pacific Northwest, which includes stops in Washington and Alaska. Tuesday, he spent […]