Henderson Becomes Beavers' Eighth Individual to Garner All-America Honors with Sixth-Place Finish
BEND, Ore.—First-year MacIntyre Henderson (Park City, Utah) came in sixth overall to earn the first All-America honor of his career as the Babson College men's alpine ski team placed seventh in the slalom at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships on Wednesday at Mount Bachelor.
Henderson's sixth-place result marked the best individual finish for the Beavers since six-time All-American Carter Dowd '16 placed third in the slalom at Whiteface Mountain back in 2014. The Green and White came in fifth amongst its MacConnell Division rivals on Wednesday, but was just over two seconds out of fourth position. Rocky Mountain College and Sierra Nevada College finished first and second, respectively.
Henderson put together a pair of strong runs to finish with an overall time of 1:52.68. First-year Douglas DeLuca (Holderness, N.H.) came in 19th with time of 1:56.16 and classmate Sean Robinson (Reno, Nev.) placed 40th in a time of 2:07.61. Junior John Boland (Waitsfield, Vt.) rounded out the Babson lineup with a 52nd-place finish.
The Beavers return to the slopes to compete in the giant slalom on Thursday beginning at 12:15 p.m. ET.