The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College since 1873

Author: Eleanor Boyle

Fun in the Snow: Bobcats Teach Kids to Ski

Winter. A season that brings snow, darkness, and bitter cold. It may not sound like the most pleasant time of year. For some of us it’s just a time of year where we hope for days warmer than 10 degrees. For outdoor enthusiasts, it’s ski season.

It is no mystery that Maine is a skiing paradise; Sugarloaf, the second largest ski resort east of Mississippi, is just one of many ski resorts found in the state. Bates is home to both Division I Alpine and Nordic ski teams and has no shortage of students who have skied since they were two.

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Athlete Spotlight: Meghan Graff ‘22

Meghan Graff ‘22 has been named Rookie of the Week by the Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association for three consecutive weeks. She was also named New England Women’s Basketball Association Rookie of the Week which has not been received by a Bates player since 2015. Currently Graff leads the team in points scored per game (11.4) and career points scored among the first years (274).

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