Beavers Come in 6th in GS as Alkier Becomes Second Five-Time All-American in Program History
BEND, Ore.—Junior Tatum Alkier (Collingwood, Ontario) and first-year Elizabeth Baer (Salt Lake City, Utah) both took home All-America honors as the Babson College women's alpine ski team came in sixth in the giant slalom and tied for fifth in the combined standings as the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships wrapped up on Saturday at Mount Bachelor.
Alkier, who finished 12th in the slalom on Tuesday, became just the second five-time All-American in program history with top-15 finishes in both the GS and combined. She came in 15th in the GS with a time of 2:20.44 and placed 10th in the combined to cap a suberp winter.
Baer was just 0.22 seconds behind Alkier in 16th place in the giant slalom, and earned the first All-America award of her career by coming in 12th in the combined standings. The 12th-place result also helped her become the fifth female skier to collect All-America honors since 2014.
Junior Michelle Martin (Belmont, Mass.), who took home All-America laurels in the slalom last winter, came in 36th overall in the GS.
Rocky Mountain, who finished second in the GS, edged out Sierra Nevada to take the overall combined title. Brown came in third and St. Olaf finished fourth, while the Beavers and Connecticut tied for fifth place overall.