May 10, 2012
Denver, Colo. -- It's never too warm for skiing news, especially when it concerns Armin Triendl. Triendl was named Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Skiing Association Male Skier of the Year, in a vote of the league coaches at the annual meetings in Denver. Triendl was named Alpine MVP for the RMISA after the RMISA championships in February.
The honor is just another in a long list that Triendl has earned during the year. Along with the Apline MVP and Skier of the Year, he was a first team All-American in the giant slalom, and a first team All-RMISA selection. He also was honored at the Fidelity Investments Scholar-Athlete Banquet as a member of the Fidelity Investments UNM All-Academic team.
"This is the cherry on top the way I see it," said Alpine coach Tyler Shepherd. "He won the MVP through his consistent outstanding performance through the year and now earning Skier of the Year, which is decided by the conference coaches. It speaks highly of the respect Armin has earned."
Armin was also one of 11 student-athletes on the ski team to earn RMISA All-Academic honors. That entire list includes Pierre Niess (Exercise Science); Anniken Bratlie (Architecture); Juho Pekka Penttinen (Business Administration); Sean Horner (Undeclared); Mark Miller (Psychology); Christian Otto (Business Administration); Sjur Prestsaeter (Undeclared); Armin Triendl (Business Administration); Clara Chauvet (Undeclared); Stefanie Demetz (University Studies); and Mary Rachel Hostetter (Psychology).
UNM finished eighth at the NCAA National Championships. UNM has never finished lower than ninth in any season at the NCAAs.