Junior Mads Stroem, fresh of one of the best seasons in University of Colorado skiing history, is reaping the benefits since the end of the season in March having earned several conference and national awards.
The University of Colorado ski team handed out its annual team awards at its end of season banquet Thursday night at the Touchdown Club inside the Dal Ward Athletic Center. The Buffs rallied to finish second at the NCAA Championships in March, a meet they hosted in Steamboat Springs.
Four top 10 finishes weren't enough Saturday for the defending national champion CU ski team, as the Buffaloes finished second at the NCAA's.
Despite three Buffaloes earning All-America honors Friday, the defending champion CU ski team remained in fourth place in the NCAA Skiing Championships
A strong Nordic showing helped the CU ski team move up a spot into fourth place Friday as the 63rd NCAA Skiing Championship reached the midway point.
The CU ski team will have to rally from behind if it wants to defend its title, as the Buffaloes had a near-disastrous day in the giant slalom.
The NCAA Ski Championships are set to begin Wednesday, with defending champion Colorado looking to be the first school to win back-to-back titles in six years.
The University of Colorado's ski team placed second overall in the 2016 NCAA Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colo. After their strong performances, Mads Stroem and Nora Christensen earn this week's Athlete of the Week honors. Stroem swept the competition, earning two individual national championship titles in the men's 10K freestyle and 20K classical. Christensen was an injury replacement for Jessica Honkonen and placed fifth in the women's slalom.
Senior Jessica Honkonen will saw her career come to an abrupt end Saturday after she injured her knee in a training accident here at Howelsen Hill. The University of Colorado Ski Team arrived in Steamboat Springs earlier in the day in preparation for the 2016 NCAA Championships, which CU hosts March 9-12.
The NCAA Tuesday announced the 148 student-athletes from 21 schools that will participate in the 2016 NCAA Ski Championships, the 64th annual championship, hosted by the University of Colorado in Steamboat Springs, Colo., from March 9-12. CU qualified a full 12-skier squad.
Junior Mads Stroem won his fourth straight RMISA Individual Championship and freshman Max Luukko joined him as the men's slalom champion, helping the University of Colorado ski team to a second place finish here Saturday at the 67th Annual RMISA Championships, which double as the NCAA Western Regional Championships.
Freshman Ola Johansen and junior Mads Stroem were named MVPs of the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association, league president Tyler Shepherd announced Friday evening at the association's annual banquet as part of the RMISA Championships taking place Friday and Saturday.