Four Lobos Named to RMISA All-Conference Teams
Feb. 28, 2012
BOZEMAN, Mont. – The University of New Mexico ski team placed four athletes on the All-Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association teams. A total of 40 student-athletes Monday were named to the All-RMISA teams, honoring the top performing athletes in the sport of skiing in the western United States.
RMISA Men's Alpine MVP Armin Triendl was named to the men's alpine first team, while teammate Chris Acosta found himself on the second team. Linn Klaesson matched Triendl by earning first team women's Nordic honors, while Stefanie Demetz grabbed second-team alpine honors like Acosta.
To earn mention on the team, the final NCAA Qualification list is used, including those who end up becoming alternates for their respective teams for the NCAA Championships in two weeks. Because there was a four way tie for third place on the women’s Nordic final qualification list, there are seven first team members on that team with three second-team honorees. The other three teams have five members on both the first and second team.
Colorado led the way with 13 athletes earning mention while Utah had 12 honored. Denver had five athletes, followed by New Mexico with four while Alaska Anchorage and Montana State had three apiece.
Utah led the way with eight athletes earning first-team mention, followed by Colorado with five while all four Denver athletes were named first-team. Montana State and New Mexico had two first-teamers while Alaska Anchorage had one.
Colorado and Utah each had seven alpine athletes on the teams with Denver and New Mexico earning three apiece. Utah led the way with four on the first team while Colorado had five second-teamers.
Colorado led the way with six Nordic athletes honored while Utah led the way with four of their five athletes earning first-team mention.
Utah and Colorado both had four honorees on the women’s alpine teams while Utah led the way with three first-team nods, the most of any team in any discipline. Both Colorado and Utah had three on men’s alpine while Denver led the way with two first-teamers.
Alaska Anchorage led the way with three women’s Nordic athletes honored while both Colorado and Utah had two on the first-team. Colorado had four men’s Nordic athletes honored with both Utah and Montana State earning two honors on the first-team.
First Team – Rune Oedegaard, Colorado; David Norris, Montana State; Miles Havlick, Utah; Didrik Smith, Utah; Tyler Reinking, Montana State
Second Team – Andrew Dougherty, Denver; Vegard Kjoelhamar, Colorado; Reid Pletcher, Colorado; Andreas Hoye, Colorado; Tom Smith, Utah
First Team – Eliska Hajkova, Colorado; Maria Graefnings, Utah; Jaime Bronga, Alaska Anchorage; Joanne Reid, Colorado; Linn Klaesson, New Mexico; Kate Dolan, Denver; Rose Kemp, Utah
Second Team – Laura Rombach, Alaska Anchorage; Ase Carlson, Montana State; Steffi Hiemer, Alaska Anchorage
First Team – Trevor Philp, Denver; Nick Cohee, Utah; Espen Lysdahl, Denver; Adam Zika, Colorado; Armin Triendl, New Mexico
Second Team – Torjus Krogdahl, Utah; Max Lamb, Colorado; Ryan Wilson, Utah; Chris Acosta, New Mexico; Andreas Haug, Colorado
First Team – Sterling Grant, Denver; Tii-Maria Romar, Utah; Julie Bordeau, Utah; Shane McLean, Colorado; Anna Kocken, Utah
Second Team – Erika Ghent, Colorado; Stefanie Demetz, New Mexico; Katie Hartman, Colorado; Jamie DuPratt, Utah; Carolina Nordh, Colorado
By The Numbers: (40 Total; 22 First Team; 18 Second Team)
Total – Colorado 13, Utah 12, Denver 5, New Mexico 4, Alaska Anchorage 3, Montana State 3
Nordic – Colorado 6, Utah 5, Alaska Anchorage 3, Montana State 3, Denver 2, New Mexico 1
Alpine – Colorado 7, Utah 7, Denver 3, New Mexico 3
Men – Colorado 7, Utah 6, Denver 3, Montana State 2, New Mexico 2
Women – Colorado 6, Utah 6, Alaska Anchorage 3, Denver 2, New Mexico 2, Montana State 1
Men’s Nordic – Colorado 4, Utah 3, Montana State 2, Denver 1
Women’s Nordic – Alaska Anchorage 3, Colorado 2, Utah 2, Denver 1, Montana State 1, New Mexico 1
Men’s Alpine – Colorado 3, Utah 3, Denver 2, New Mexico 2
Women’s Alpine – Colorado 4, Utah 4, Denver 1, New Mexico 1