Alkier Collects All-America Honors as Women's Alpine Ski Finishes 5th in the Slalom at USCSA Nationals

Alkier Collects All-America Honors as Women's Alpine Ski Finishes 5th in the Slalom at USCSA Nationals

BEND, Ore.—Junior Tatum Alkier (Collingwood, Ontario) earned the third All-America award of her career to help the Babson College women's alpine ski team finish fifth in the slalom on Tuesday at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships at Mount Bachelor.

Alkier came in 12th overall with a two-run time of 2:15.44 as the Beavers finished just over five seconds behind fourth-place St. Olaf. Rocky Mountain came in first finishing a little over three seconds ahead of two-time defending champions Sierra Nevada. Babson's MacConnell Division rivals Brown and Castleton were third and sixth, respectively.

First-year Elizabeth Baer (Salt Lake City, Utah) came in 17th overall with a time of 2:16.88 in her national championships debut, while sophomore Teagan Mosenthal (Campton, N.H.) finished 31st in a time of 2:21.41. Senior Kristen Sweeney (Westport, Conn.) recorded a 46th-place showing and junior Michelle Martin (Belmont, Mass.) came in 65th overall.

Following a day off, the Beavers will compete in the giant slalom on Thursday beginning at 12:15 p.m. ET.

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