Media release: Nicole Ritchie takes first place in the British University Championships for the fourth consecutive year

Nicole Ritchie

NICOLE Ritchie, a student at Stirling University, has been competing professionally in alpine ski racing for the last 20 years. Nicole has been placed first consecutively in all of her British university ski races over the last four years at university.

Most recently, Nicole won the Female Slalom and Giant Slalom category at the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sports) DrySlope Championships 2022, held in Hillend, Midlothian on Friday the 11th of November. Hillend is recognised as the longest and steepest artificial ski slope in Europe. Nicole had a winning time of 17.57 seconds in the Slalom race. Francesca Lee, from Aberdeen University, and Eva Pascoe from Exeter University, came second and third, with a time of 18.51 and 18.92 seconds in the Slalom race.

Nicole has been a member of the Scottish and British Alpine Skiing teams. Nicole has trained in Quebec, France, Austria, Chile and Argentina with strong international coaches. She has competed in International races representing Scotland and Great Britain for 15 years.

“It’s a tough competition out there, but I am absolutely thrilled to have finished first in my last race at the BUCS DrySlope Championships 2022. I have focussed a lot of my time on training for these types of events and I am excited for more to come,” said Nicole Ritchie.

Stirling University has been recognised as one of the UK’s top sporting universities and has developed many top athletes.


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