Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Introducing Andre and Andreana "Suki" Horton....

Tennis has Venus, Serena, James Blake, Mashona Washington and Jamea Jackson.

Hockey has Jarome Iginla.

Golf has Tiger Woods.

But who does skiing have, one might ask?

(From left to right: Suki Horton and Andre Horton)

Well, looks like Andre and Suki have been doing it big for a while now and the mainstream sports press is just now taking notice.

Born three years apart (big brother in 1979 and little sister in 1982) mom Elsena is white and dad Gerry is an African American in Alaska due to his military career. Andre's achievements include:

  • Alaska State Champion, 1998
  • 1st African-American skier selected to the U.S. Ski Team Development Program, 2000
  • 9th place overall finish in the U.S. Alpine National Championships, 2001
  • first African-American to win an FIS race in Europe, 2001
  • 4th place, NorAm Competition, 2001
  • 1st place, Mt. Bachelor's Northwest Cup Finals, 2001.
Suki's achievements include:

  • Alaska State Champion, 1998
  • U.S. Ski Team's Junior Development Group, 1997
  • Selected to compete in the U.S. Alpine National Championships three years in a row
  • 2nd place, Western Region Downhill FIS series, 2001.


1 comment:

mandolin said...

Andre and Suki are my cousins, and I was looking them up on google to show some friends articles about them. It gives me such a sense of pride to hear them compared to all of these great athletes! I just wanted to say thank you for this post! The next time I see them I'll have to let them know :)