NAME: Nora Gilbertson
SPORT: Nordic skiing
HOMETOWN: Lake Elmo, Minn.
HIGH SCHOOL: Stillwater Area High School
MAJOR:Math and biology
NORDIC BACKGROUND:I began skiing in 7th grade for my high school team.
WHY I CAME TO ST. OLAF:The combination of great academics and the chance to race competitively
PRE-MEET RITUAL: Dancing all around on the start line
PUMP-UP SONG: “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and “Could Have Been Me” by The Struts
FAVORITE MOVIE: “Pirates of the Caribbean”
FAVORITE BOOK: “The Three Musketeers”
FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Liz Stephen
FAVORITE FOOD: Blackberries
FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN NORDIC: Mountain biking
RANDOM FACT: My family has bees, and we harvest 25-60 gallons of honey each year.
PLANS AFTER ST. OLAF: Graduate school for applied mathematics and mathematical biology
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AS AN OLE ATHLETE:The team sprint last year at USCSA Nationals, where my relay team opted to go on different skis from everyone else. We ended up winning the sprint and team national title.
BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE RECIEVED: “Race where you belong, not where your head says you should go.”
GOALS FOR REST OF THE SEASON: Help my team win USCSA Nationals!