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Jimmy Cochran to Ski in Vancouver Olympic Games

Release Date: 02-11-2010

Author: Dawn Marie Densmore
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Jimmy Cochran's motto "work hard and have fun" has taken him all the way to the Vancouver Olympic Games, opening Friday, February 19, 2010 in Vancouver Canada. Despite an intense training schedule, the 28-year-old student-athlete continues his courses towards his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering within the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS).

"We at UVM CEMS are proud of Jimmy Cochran's accomplishments," says Joan Jordan, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. "What is amazing is that Jimmy is able to continue his coursework toward his UVM degree, while in pursuit of his passion as an Olympic champion."Jimmy Cochran

Coming from a family of champion skiers, Jimmy began skiing at age three. Born in Burlington and raised in New Hampshire, he chose UVM because, "It was a perfect fit -- I was blown away by the engineering classes," he told Megan Brancaccio, Life Editor for the Vermont Cynic in the February 9, 2010 issue. The article notes that Jimmy is most proud of receiving the UVM CEMS academic award as "Outstanding Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering".

See also:The Vermont Cynic interview with Jimmy Cochran, February 9, 2010.

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