Shiffrin poses with her World Cup overall crystal globe in Aspen. (U.S. Ski Team)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 6, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin's (Eagle-Vail, CO) standout performance last month earned her a Best of March honor from the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Team USA Awards.
In March, Shiffrin won her first overall FIS World Cup crystal globe at the World Cup Finals in Aspen, making her the only one of five American athletes to win the esteemed title, and only the third American woman in history to do so. In addition to the overall title, she also won her fourth slalom crystal globe in five years and three World Cups during the month’s 31 days. Shiffrin beat out four other nominees, with the voting determined by National Governing Body representatives and select members of the media, as well as online fan voting.
Along with Shiffrin, USA Baseball pitcher Marcus Stroman and the U.S. World Baseball Classic Team also won Best of March honors. Because of their awards, Stroman, Shiffrin and the WBC champions are among the qualified athletes and teams eligible for Best of the Year honors in 2017.