COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--Adrian College's Kara Klomparens (Mattawan, Mich.) has been selected by U.S. Figure Skating to serve in a two-year role as a member of the DREAM Program for Synchronized Skating.
U.S. Figure Skating's DREAM (DETERMINATION, RESPONSIBILITY, EDUCATION, ACHIEVEMENT, MOTIVATION) Program was developed with the goal of using the skating and leadership skills of successful junior- and senior-level athletes in all disciplines to influence the lives of developing athletes. Each year skaters are selected from a highly-accomplished pool of applicants from Team USA synchronized skating teams to join U.S. Figure Skating in various programs to support and promote synchronized skating in the United States. Athletes were selected based on their competitive record in their discipline, their leadership skills and volunteerism, essays they submitted, school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and Team USA membership.
Klomparens is a junior-to-be going into the 2017-18 campaign, and aspires to attend medical school after receiving her bachelor's degree in biology. In her tenure at Adrian, she has been a member of the Bulldogs' figure skating team as well as the collegiate and senior synchronized skating squads. She was tabbed Collegiate Most Valuable Player as a sophomore in 2016-17. She is also a two-time member of Team USA.
"It is an honor and a privilege to represent U.S. Synchronized Skating and Bulldog Skating as a member of the DREAM Program," Klomparens stated. "This opportunity would not be possible without everything I have learned from my coaches and teammates at Adrian. I am looking forward to the great experiences to come."
Athletes will be volunteering for U.S. Figure Skating through writing, blogging, assisting at national camps, and supporting local club programs.
The 2017-18 Dream Program consists of 11 Team USA skaters representing multiple teams from all sections of the country.
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