BOISE -- Boise's Hailey Duke has done what she said she would do after a Seattle surgeon removed a tumor from her brain less than two years ago.
Duke vowed she would return as an independent skier on "Team Duke" and make it back to the U.S. National Ski Team in time for the 2015 World Championships in Colorado.
Wednesday night, she did it.
The U.S. Ski Team announced the 12 members of its women's' team, and Duke's name was among them.
She will join fellow Olympians Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Sochi star Mikaela Shiffrin among others who will compete next week in Beaver Creek for the championship, the sport's biggest event of the year.