Alissa Czisny

Alissa Czisny

Czisny wins U.S. collegiate skating title

Alissa Czisny, a BGSU senior and one of the top female figure skaters in the United States, won the senior ladies’ competition Aug. 10 at the U.S. collegiate championships in Arvada, Colo.

The title earned Czisny, 20, the opportunity to represent U.S. Figure Skating at the 2009 Winter World University Games, set for February in Harbin, China.

Also a victor at the 2004 U.S. collegiate championships, Czisny went on to win Skate Canada in 2005 and was the bronze medalist at the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 2007.

The Sylvania native grew up in Bowling Green, where she is now majoring in international studies, Russian and French at BGSU. She trains in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

August 18, 2008