The Utah ski team celebrated its second straight second-place finish at the NCAA Championships with an awards luncheon on Apr. 25.
May 1, 2012
The University of Utah ski team recognized its achievements during the 2012 season with an awards luncheon on Apr. 25 at the Alumni House.
"It was truly a stunning year for us on all fronts." Utah Director of Skiing Kevin Sweeney said. "I could not be more impressed by the race results we posted as well as the achievements in the classroom. We have ended the season on a very high note. It will be extremely sad to see our seniors leave, but also a happy moment knowing they had a great experience here at the U. We are also excited about the new recruits who have signed onboard for next year.
"We had several former Utes and award recipients attend our Awards Luncheon. It was fantastic to see everyone and the support and excitement was at an all time high. I really want to thank all our supporters for being with us on and off the race course."
The Utes celebrated a year that saw them earn 12 different All-American honors and a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season and the eighth time since the sport went co-ed in 1989. Utah combined for a total of 671 points to earn second place at the national meet.
Utah also went undefeated in the RMISA (Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association) and was presented with the RMISA Team of the Year award.
In addition to team recognition, individual awards were doled out as well. The list of recipients is below:
Alf Engen Sportsmanship Award: Miles Havlick (Jr., Boulder, Colo.)
Awarded to the athlete whose affairs have been conducted professionally through hard work and determination, helping to mold the team through fine personal relationships with all athletes. The Alf Award is the most prestigious award for the team.
C.D. Reddish Memorial Award: Torjus Krogdhal (Sr., Oslo, Norway)
Awarded to the graduating senior or upperclassman who has contributed the most to the team, not only in results per se, but in respect to community relations and promoting the sport as a diplomatic ambassador.
Awarded to the male athletes who have been the most influential factors to the success of the men's team with outstanding results through the entire competitive season.
Awarded to the female athletes who have been important factors to the success and accomplishments of the women's ski team.
Please click here for a complete recap of the 2012 NCAA Championships.