Ute earns All-American honors
June 12, 2015
Utah senior skier Kristiina Rove has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The at-large team, which covers 13 NCAA Division I sports, was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Rove is the fourth Utah skier to earn Academic All-America honors, joining Eva Huckova (2011, 2010), Sabrina Lawrence (2000) and Hailey Wappett (1998).
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). 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.
Rove is a member of Utah’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was twice named to the National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team. She competed at the FIS Alpine World Championships in 2015 in the slalom and giant slalom races.
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