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  Lene Kaasa

Lene Kaasa

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Steinberg, Norway

Height:
5-6

Event:
Alpine

Birthdate:
01/29/1984

Experience:
3L

Junior (2007): Finished season ranked 30th in giant slalom and 42nd in slalom in RMISA ... Had season-best finish of 28th in slalom at Montana State Invitational and 18th in giant slalom at Denver Invitational.

Sophomore (2006): Ranked 49th in the slalom and 31st in the giant slalom in the RMISA ... Missed the first two meets of the season due to an injury ... Top slalom finish was 25th at the Western State meet in Gunnison, Colo., and at the NCAA West Regional in Reno, Nev. ... Top giant slalom finish was 15th at the Colorado meet in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Freshman (2005): Scored three top-15 finishes in 2005 ... Scored a pair of 11th place showings in the slalom at Alaska-Anchorage and Denver meets ... Best giant slalom finish was 12th at the NCAA West Regional at Montana State ... Ranked 21st in the RMISA slalom and 22nd in the RMISA giant slalom.

Prior to UNM: Competed at the Norwegian School of Top Athletes prior to coming to UNM ... One of the top young skiers in Norway ... Coached by Lars Dolva, father of former Lobo and NCAA Champion Marte Dolva.

Personal: Daughter of Sven Tore and Anne-Grethe Kaasa ... Has one sister, Anine ...Born on January 29, 1984, in Drammen, Norway ... Prior to concentrating on skiing, was a dancer and gymnast in Norway ... Enjoys running, golfing, watersports and traveling ... Majoring in Business Marketing ... Member of UNM Dean's List, Fall 2006 ... Name is pronounced "LEE-na kah-SAH."

Career Best Finishes
Slalom - 11th (2x) last at Denver (Winter Park, Colo. - Jan. 29, 2005)
Giant Slalom - 12th at NCAA Regional (Bozeman, Mont. - Feb. 24, 2005)

Tuesday, January 06
TBA - 
Skiing
at Women's Giant Slalom
Wednesday, January 07
TBA - 
Skiing
at Men's Giant Slalom
Friday, January 09
TBA - 
Skiing
at Women's Giant Slalom
Saturday, January 10
TBA - 
Skiing
at Men's Giant Slalom
Sunday, January 11
TBA - 
Skiing
vs. Slalom
TBA - 
Skiing
vs. Freestyle (5/10K-Individual Start)
Monday, January 12
TBA - 
Skiing
at Classicial (10/15K-TBA)
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