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Welcome to Buffaloes Summer Break where catches up with Colorado student-athletes and coaching staff members throughout the summer "off season."

Today's installment comes from junior nordic skier Andreas Hoye. A native of Oslo, Norway, Hoye competed in 11 events as a sophomore with five top 10 finishes including a season-high fourth in the 20K Classical race at the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolf Invitational. He was a second team All-Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association pick after placing seventh in the 20K Classical and 11th in the 10K Free Style at the 2012 RMISA Championships. Hoye, a 2011 National Division I All-Academic Ski Team selection, is the younger brother of five-time CU All-American Henrik Hoye.

What is your favorite summer time activity?
Rollerskiing in beautiful sunshine with a boat trip afterwards.

Favorite vacation destination and why?
Oslo, Norway because it is the most beautiful place in the world. (CU women's golfer) Emily Talley can confirm this.

What was your first summer job?
Worked as an assistant in the claim department and later a claim adjuster at an insurance company.

What was your most memorable summer job experience?
Getting the paycheck the first time.

What is the most important activity you engage in during the summer months that helps prepare you for the next season?
Long workouts of either biking, running or rollerskiing.

If they offered a class in ______________________ at Colorado during the summer I would surely get an A+
School of life.

What is your favorite moment here at Colorado so far?
Meeting my beautiful girlfriend.

The thing that surprised you the most about the move from the Big 12 to the Pac-12 Conferences is:
That it didn't affect us at all.

Best advice for youth that are beginning to compete in athletics.
Do what you want to do and don't let anybody tell you what you can't do.

If you could play a single game/event for a CU team that is not your sport, which would it be and why?
A round of golf because I could really use the practice.

If you could bring one famous person to Colorado for a day-long tour who would it be, and what would you do with them?
Bill Gates to show him that even though he made Microsoft, he missed out on the best years of his life by dropping out of college.