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UAA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES BRITTA KJELLSTRAND

INDUCTED 2002 Bursting on the scene in 1978 and not slowing down for four years, Britta Kjellstrand left her mark on UAA Athletics with five All-America certificates and a national title. Although she also ran cross country all four seasons, she was best known for her Nordic skiing exploits.  The Hedemora, Sweden, native began her college career in 1979 by becoming UAA’s first individual national champion in any sport, winning the gold medal at the AIAW (then the governing body of women’s collegiate sports) national meet. Kjellstrand anchored UAA’s gold medal-winning relay team in that meet, boosting UAA to the team title as well.  In 1980, she took silver in both the individual and relay races, and as a senior she anchored UAA’s third-place relay team. Known for her fiery spirit and team dedication, Kjellstrand was also an excellent student. She earned numerous academic honors, including the 1979 Broderick Award, presented by the AIAW for success on the playing field and in the classroom.  Since graduating from UAA in 1983 with a bachelor’s in education, Kjellstrand has stayed active in her community, starting a scholarship fund, working on a beautification project for the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and coaching peewee hockey.  Currently a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles County, Kjellstrand has a son, Logan Johannes Harrington.

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