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  Chirine Njeim
Chirine Njeim

Player Profile
Hometown:
Beirut, Lebanon

Event:
Alpine

On Njeim: Three-time NCAA Championships qualifier ... earned All-America honors as a freshman in the GS ... represented Lebanon in the 2002, 2006 and 2009 Olympics.

2009: An NCAA qualifier for the third time ... placed 14th in the giant slalom and was 20th in the slalom at the NCAA Championships ... best finish was a fourth-place run in the giant slalom at Denver ... finished sixth in the giant slalom and ninth in the slalom at the Alaska Invitational ... ran seventh in the GS at the Seawolf Invite ... finished 13th in slalom and 16th in GS at the RMISA Championships.

2008: Qualified for nationals for the second-straight season ... finished 17th in the slalom and 19th in the GS at NCAA's ... qualified ninth overall in the slalom ... fifth in both the slalom and giant slalom at Utah Invitational ... fifth in GS makeup qualifying race ... eighth in the GS at the Western Regional ... sixth in the slalom and 14th in the giant slalom at the Colorado Invitational ... earned 10th-place in the giant slalom at Western State ... finished 13th in the GS and 15th in the slalom at New Mexico ... took home the Alf Engen Sportsmanship Award for her tenacity throughout the season, skiing well and keeping her grades up while taking care of a loved one with terminal cancer.

2007: NCAA Nationals qualifier ... named to All-RMISA second team ... sixth in the GS at the NCAA Championships ... ninth in the slalom at the Utah Invitational ... fifth in the GS at the Utah Invitational ... fifth in the GS at the Montana State Invitational ... sixth in the GS at the New Mexico Invitational.

Beyond Utah: Represented Lebanon in 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy and the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City ... best finish at Torino was a 34th in the women's downhill ... best Salt Lake finish was 36th in the women's slalom ... placed third at U.S. Junior Nationals.

Personal: Daughter of Raymond and Najah Njeim ... born October 4, 1984

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