Squaw Valley Academy (SVA) is pleased to announce the 2018 winner of the Travis Ganong Scholarship. The scholarship is a partnership with World Cup alpine skier and previous student, Travis Ganong, and has been proudly awarded to Tatiana Tobolka, an incoming ninth grader from Prague, Czech Republic.
Tobolka is a member of the Czech National Team who embodies Squaw Valley Academy’s mission statement in her commitment to academics, athletics, and community. Tobolka has been named the U14 Overall Czech Alpine Skiing Champion in 2017. She is an extremely hard-working student and athlete, who is devoted to her studies and her athletic training.
Ganong is a Tahoe resident, Olympian, World Cup winner, World Championship medalist, U.S. Ski Team member, and SVA’s director of snow sports. This scholarship is awarded annually to promising student-athletes that embody Ganong’s passion for education and alpine ski racing. This merit-based award provides full or half tuition until graduation and is open to all students entering grades 9 and 10 for the upcoming school year.
Squaw Valley Academy’s Competition Ski Program enables alpine ski racers to achieve a college-preparatory education while training full-time with Squaw Valley Ski Team and racing at the U14, U16 and FIS level. Focused on the development of the student-athlete, Ganong adds a unique elite-athlete perspective to the experience at Squaw Valley Academy through his mentorship role as director of snow sports.
Squaw Valley Academy looks forward to the winner’s enrollment and her participation in the SVA Competitive Ski Program for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Release courtesy of Squaw Valley Academy