Some kids go to college on the five-year plan. Hannah Kearney figures she'll take even longer than that.
The Olympic champion's plans to go to Dartmouth weren't so much put on hold as put on a different timeline. She heard the moguls calling again and decided she couldn't stay away. Instead of competing this season on a limited, domestic schedule while she goes to college, Kearney is back on the mountain full-time. Her ultimate goal: An Olympic gold repeat at the 2014 Games in Sochi.
"It made a lot of sense to me to continue doing what I love while I'm in my physical prime," the 25-year-old said. "It seems silly to step away."
Some may have argued it seemed silly to keep going.