Kathrin Spendier

Kathrin Spendier

Player Profile


Kraig, Austria





2004 All-American
2004-05 Academic All-NCAA

This Season - NCAA All-American in the SL and three-time Academic All-NCAA...Team captain and the leader on the women's team...Has participated in the NCAA Championships in all three seasons at UNM...Should be one of the top women's Alpine skiers and is looking to qualify for the NCAAs for the fourth consecutive season...Last name is pronounced "spin-DEE-ay".

Junior (2005) - Competed in the NCAA Championships for the third time in her career...Placed 22nd in the SL and 24th in the GS at the NCAAs...Posted one top-10 in the regular season, a fifth place finish in the GS at the Alaska-Anchorage invite. Ranked 22nd in the RMISA SL and 16th in the RMISA GS...Also earned Academic All-NCAA honors for the third time.

Sophomore (2004) - All-American in the SL after placing 10th at the NCAA Championships...Best finish in the SL was fourth at New Mexico...Had a career-best fourth place showing in the GS at New Mexico...Second team All-RMISA in both the SL and GS, ranking ninth in the conference in both categories...Earned her second Academic All-NCAA honor.

Freshman (2003) - Spendier qualified and competed at the 2003 NCAA Championships...She finished 16th in the SL and 14th in the GS at the NCAAs...Spendier finished the regular season ranked 5th in the RMISA Slalom and 8th in the RMISA Giant Slalom...She won the Western State Slalom race in Crested Butte, Colorado, on February 8, 2003, and placed fourth in the Giant Slalom at Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, on January 31, 2003...Spendier also earned an Academic All-NCAA award in 2003.

High School - Spendier competed at the Skigymnasium Stams where she graduated in 2002...Raced in the Austrian circuit which repeatedly puts out the best skiers in the world...Last season she finished 5th in the Slalom at the Austrian Junior Championships ...During her career she won the slalom, giant slalom, super-G and the combined events at the Federal State Championships.

Personal - Kathrin was born on October 25, 1982; in St. Veit, Austria, and now calls Kraig, Austria home...She is majoring in Physics and is thinking about minoring in Physical Education...Spendier enjoys mountain biking, tennis and swimming.