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  Martina Stursova

Martina Stursova

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Policka, Czech Republic

High School:
Gymnasium Policka

Height:
5-6

Event:
Nordic

Birthdate:
11/06/1979

Experience:
3L

Honors:
2004 All-American
2004 Academic All-American

This Season - Trained with the Czech national team during the fall semester, but returned to UNM for her third and final season of collegiate competition...Two-time All-American should be one of the top skiers in the nation again this season...Last name is pronounced "stor-SO-va".

Junior (2004) - Finished in the top-10 in 11 of 12 races, including three classic wins and one freestyle win...All-RMISA team member...Won the 5K classic at Utah, New Mexico and Colorado...Won the 5K freestyle at New Mexico...Finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the RMISA classic and No. 4 in the RMISA freestyle. Earned All-American status in the freestyle after placing fifth at the NCAA Championships...Earned her second Academic All-American honors...For the second-straight year she was 1/3 of the NCAA Women's Freestyle Team Championship team.

Sophomore (2003) - Stursova finished the regular season with eight top-10 finishes and was ranked fifth in the RMISA Classic and third in the RMISA Freestyle...Member of the All-RMISA team...Her highest finish in a Classic race was second at the Western State 10K in Crested Butte, Colorado, on February 7, 2003, while her best freestyle result was second at the NCAA West Regional in Winter Park, Colorado on February 24, 2003...Had an excellent NCAA Championship in 2003 with two top-10 finishes...She placed fourth in the Classic and fifth in the Freestyle at the 2003 NCAAs, earning All-American honors in both events...She was 1/3 of the 2003 NCAA Women's Freestyle Championship team...Stursova also earned Academic All-America status in 2003.

High School - Graduated from the Gymnasium Policka in 1998...She participated in the World Junior Championships twice in her career...Placed in the top-6 at the World University Games in 2000...Finished 12th in the 15 K Skate race at the U23 World Championships...One of the top Czech skiers.

Personal - Born on November 6, 1979 in Litomysl, Czech Republic, she is the daughter of Lenka and Jaroslav Stursova...She now calls Breziny, Czech Republic home...Stursova is majoring in Biology and has plans to go to graduate school.

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