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UB Alumni Trivia Quiz

What was the original name of the Schussmeisters Ski Club?

    A)  Edelweiss Club

    B)  Sitzmarkers

    C)  Buffalo Snow Bunnies

    D)  The Heffebisons

    E)  Schadenfreuders

    F)  Snowbulls

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Answer: (B) In 1945, the UB ski club dubbed themselves the Sitzmarkers, from the German word “Sitzmarke,” in reference to the depression a fallen skier leaves in the snow. Fifteen years later they changed their name to the considerably more inspiring Schussmeisters, which loosely translates to “masters of the straight downhill run.”