Utah skier earns scholarship
July 17, 2015
Utah skier Kristiina Rove has been selected as the recipient of a Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship.
Each scholarship of $3,000 goes to student-athletes with a minimum 3.0 grade point average who have also demonstrated a commitment to continuing education, campus and community involvement and leadership. Each Pac-12 institution selects up to four student-athlete recipients, two men and two women, through its institutional selection process. Since the program began in 1999, the Pac-12 has awarded more than $1.5 million for postgraduate study.
Rove, who has a 3.98 grade point average and is majoring in business administration, is a three-time All-American in the giant slalom (2013-15) and earned Academic All-America honors in 2015. The 2014 RMISA women’s alpine MVP had two career victories for the Utes, in the slalom at the Colorado Invite and the RMISA Championship in 2014. She is a three-time All-RMISA skier, earning first-team honors in 2014. Rove had 12 career podium finishes during her career with 23 career top-5 finishes.
Other Utah student-athletes receiving Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships are Jeremy Olsen (men’s basketball), Nick Soedel (swimming) and Rebekah Winterton (track/cross country).
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