Sasha Cohen, seen here in 2010, has moved from the ice to the college classroom.
OMAHA — Sasha Cohen is one of the more memorable figure skaters in U.S. history. Like America’s other ice princesses — Dorothy, Peggy, Michelle — she was simply known as Sasha.
Except now she’s not.
Meet Alex Cohen, Columbia University sophomore.
On campus, she’s rarely recognized as the skater who won the silver medal at the 2006 Olympics. “A couple of professors have recognized me and a few students but generally, no,” Cohen said Saturday. “My legal name is Alexandra and I go by Alex, so it’s pretty low key.”
She’s also thought about taking up a new sport about as far removed from the kiss and cry as a sport can get.
Meet Alex Cohen, rugby player?
“I was trying but people convinced me not to join the rugby team,” she said. “They were like, ‘You’re going to die.’ Conceptually I think it’s a good idea, but we’ll see. They are big girls.”
And Cohen is 5-2 and maybe a 100 pounds with boots on.
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