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THE POLL
Compiled by Bill Syken
March 29, 2004
Vermonters weigh in on sports*
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March 29, 2004

The Poll

Vermonters weigh in on sports*

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4
Times the University of Vermont women's basketball team has made the NCAA tournament.

5
National college skiing championships won by Vermont.

24'11�"
Length of gold-medal-winning long jump by Albert Gutterson, raised in Springfield, at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm; Jim Thorpe finished seventh.

357
Average inches of snowfall at Jay Peak, one of Vermont's most popular destinations.

1996
Year the Catamounts men's hockey team reached the NCAA Frozen Four, in which it lost to Colorado College in the semifinals.

MEMORABLE QUOTE

"Shooting a moose is like shooting a parked car."
—THEN VERMONT SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE RALPH WRIGHT, IN 1992, ARGUING AGAINST THE STATE WILDLIFE COMMISSION'S DECISION TO REINTRODUCE MOOSE HUNTING IN VERMONT AFTER A 96-YEAR HIATUS

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For Vermont's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to SI.com/50

Andrea Mead Lawrence, Skier
The Rutland native is the only U.S. woman to earn two gold medals in Alpine skiing at one Olympics (the slalom and the giant slalom at the 1952 Games). She grew up skiing at the resort her family owned at Pico Peak and qualified for the 1948 Olympics at age 15.

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