Skier Rebecca Nadler Places 21st at World University Games

Published by Christina C. Mcclintock on February 08, 2011 at 3:11AM

After marking herself as one of the top skiers in the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association, Rebecca Nadler headed to Erzurum, Turkey to take on a slightly deeper field: the world.

On Saturday, Nadler placed 21st in the women's slalom event at the World University Games.

Given the 30th starting spot in the first run, Nadler posted a 24th place finish in the first run before using a strong second-run to bump herself up three places.

The Ottawa, Ont. native was the second Canadian finisher in the event behind Westminster College's Kendall Brown. Sterling Grant of the University of Denver was the overall winner.

Nadler will rejoin Harvard for the Dartmouth Winter Carnival this coming weekend. While she was gone, alpine teammate Catherine Sheils led the Crimson charge. Sheils finished sixth in the slalom this past weekend at the University of Vermont Winter Carnival.