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Silje  Benum
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Silje Benum

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Trondheim, Norway

High School:
Heimdal VGS

Height:
5-8

Position:
Nordic

Birthdate:
01/21/1990

Experience:
High School


2015: Named to the National Collegiate All-Academic Team. Finished career by competing in the NCAA Championships in the 15K classical and 5K freestyle. Took 21st place in both the 5K freestyle and 15K classical at RMISA Championships. Finished in 21st place in both the 5K freestyle and 5K classical at the Seawolf Invitational. At CU Invitational, took 27th place in the 5K freestyle. Earned a 14th place result in the 10K classical at the Utah Invitational.

2014: Helped Denver win its 22nd NCAA Championship. Competed in 11 races for Denver. Placed second in women's classical at Montana State Invitational. Earned five top-10 finishes. USCSCA National Academic Team.

2013: Earned First Team All-America honors in the freestyle and Second Team All-America honors in the classical. Finished fifth in the freestyle and ninth in the classical at the NCAA Championships. Placed third in the classical and eighth in the freestyle at the Denver Invitational. Took fifth in both the classical and the freestyle at the Colorado Invitational. Finished fifth in the classical and seventh in the freestyle at the RMISA Championships.

Before Denver: Two-time relay champion at the Norwegian National Championships for Juniors in 2008 and 2010. Individual bronze medalist at the Norwegian National Championships for Juniors in 2008. Finished sixth in the 15K pursuit at the Norwegian Cup for Seniors. Finished 11th in the 10 K Classic race at the Norwegian National Championships for Seniors in 2011. Also played as a midfielder in soccer for 10 years.

Personal: Born January 21, 1990 in Babrum, Norway. Daughter of Bard and Hanne. Has two sisters, Julie and Mari. Chose DU for its combination of academics and athletics, and for its proximity to the Rocky Mountains. Also recruited by Montana State, Alaska Fairbanks University and the University of New Mexico. Hopes to be among the best collegiate skiers. Enjoys hiking, biking, reading, listening to music and spending time with friends and family. Psychology major.

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