Alpine Programs

Shiffrin Named Colorado Athlete of the Year

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USSA
2014-01-13 15:31
 

DENVER, CO (Jan. 13) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has been named the 2013 Colorado Athlete of the Year along with NFL star quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. The pair will be honored with five other competitors from the Rocky Mountain state at the 2013 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame banquet on April 17 in Denver. In only her second full year on the World Cup tour, Shiffrin produced four slalom victories en route to the season-long discipline title. In addition, she won the World Championship gold medal for slalom last February to become the youngest alpine World Champion in American history. The 18-year-old returns to action Tuesday with a night slalom in Flachau, Austria where she is the defending champion. The final will be broadcast on live on Universal Sports Network with a first run recap at 2:30 p.m. ET. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has been named the 2013 Colorado Athlete of the Year along with NFL quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos.
  • Shiffrin won four Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom races last winter en route to the season-long title. In doing so, she became the youngest World Cup champion in U.S. history.
  • She also won the World Championship slalom title last February - just a year before her hopeful Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia - to become the youngest World Champion in American history.
  • Shiffrin and Manning, along wwith five other competitors from the Rocky Mountain State will be honored at the 2013 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame banquet on April 17 in Denver.
  • For more information on the award, visit http://www.coloradosports.org.
  • The 18-year-old is currently in Flachau, Austria where she'll seek to defend her Snow Space title during a night slalom on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
  • The race will be broadcast at live at 2:30 p.m. ET and re aired at 8 p.m. ET on Universal Sports Network.
  • It is the final World Cup slalom of the 2014 Olympic qualification period. The U.S. Olympic Alpine Team will be nominated Jan. 26.

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