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Tanguay receives USBA Scholarship

Published: Jul. 23, 2020 at 9:43 AM EDT
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Fort Kent , Maine (WAGM) -Fort Kent’s Dolcie Tanguay is one of the top Nordic skiers in the State of Maine and will now focus on biathlon in college. Tanguay is one of four people to earn US Biathlon Association scholarships to Paul Smith’s College. This will allow the MSSM graduate to concentrate on improving in the sport and also work on her degree.

Dolcie Tanguay:" They also have the program I want and a good location overall it was a good option for me."

This is the first year that the USBA is offering scholarships to student-athletes who show the potential to represent the Country in future biathlon events.

(Carl Theriault):” They will be training throughout the year as well as studying the courses they are interested in.”

Tanquay has taken part in cross country skiing for several years, but she is still a relative newcomer to the sport of biathlon taking it up just three years ago.

Tanguay:” I tried it out and it was challenging at first.”

Theriault:” She was really interested in biathlon and she leaned quick. She has been doing it for three years. She has competed in three or four competition events every year. She has been training with us the summer and throughout the year when she wasn’t at MSSM.”

Tanguay says that having the chance to work with world class coaches while in college is one of the things she is most excited about.

Tanguay:” I am excited to work with people who have had a lot of international experience.”

Tanguay would love to be able to represent the United States at International events. She still has several years to compete for a spots on the USBA youth and junior biathlon teams. She knows that she will have to work hard make that next step.

Tanguay:”Probably that anyone can have a chance to do well. If someone shoots poorly but then an unexpected person shoots really well they can make up a lot of spots from that.”

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