by Sheila Kerry
January 15, 2014, Charlottetown, PEI (ISN) – The German Olympic women’s hockey program announced today that UPEI defensemen Anja Weisser has been selected to Team Germany’s roster for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Games will take place February 7-23.
The fourth-year UPEI business student from Kaufbeuren, Germany is no stranger to international competition, as she has represented her home country at two U-18 and two senior world championships.
Weisser was thrilled to learn she was chosen to compete at the Olympics. “I am thankful that all of my hard work has paid off in such a big way. I look forward to competing in Sochi, and hope to make my country and UPEI proud,” she said.
“As the Head Coach of the UPEI program, there are certain times that stand out as highlights for the players, the program, and the school, and this is certainly one of those times,” said UPEI women’s hockey coach Bruce Donaldson on Weisser’s news. “Anja has been an amazing addition and we are so proud to say we have had the opportunity to have her on our team for the past four years. The entire Panther community wishes her all the best, and takes great pleasure in calling her our very own Olympian.”
“Anja is a great example of the quality of student-athletes that choose to wear the Panther green. On behalf of the Panther family, our fans, partners, donors, and alumni, we salute Anja and wish her great success at the Olympic Games,” said UPEI Athletics and Recreation Director Bill Schurman.
Congratulations, Anja, and all the best at the Olympics! Go Panthers Go!