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Steffi Hiemer, from Kruen, Germany, tallied six top-10 finishes throughout the season, including two fifth-place results at the Denver Invite on Jan. 14-21.
Courtesy: Michael Dinneen / UAA Athletics

Senior trio lands on All-RMISA teams

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations
Release: 02/27/2012
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BOZEMAN, Mont. – The senior trio of Jaime Bronga, Steffi Hiemer and Laura Rombach were among a total of 40 student-athletes that were named to the All-Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association teams, announced by the conference Monday.

Named to All-RMISA Nordic First Team was Bronga, a local of Anchorage (East HS). A three-time All-American, Bronga led UAA in all nine of the races she competed in, posting two individual titles and two runner-up performances. The 2012 RMISA women’s Nordic MVP, Bronga also earned Second Team honors in 2009.

Furnishing her first All-RMISA Nordic Second Team was Hiemer, after receiving First Team honors in 2010. Hiemer, from Kruen, Germany, tallied six top-10 finishes throughout the season, including two fifth-place results at the Denver Invite on Jan. 14-21.

Repeating her honor from last season, Rombach landed on the All-RMISA Nordic Second Team. From Neukirch, Germany, Rombach helped UAA by scoring in all 10 races with six top-10 finishes, including a runner-up showing at the Colorado Invite in the classical race.

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 Montana State joined UAA with three apiece.

The trio will join nine other Seawolves for the 2012 NCAA Skiing Championships that will be held in Bozeman, Mont., on March 7-10.


Men’s Nordic
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

Women’s Nordic
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 TeamLaura Rombach, Alaska Anchorage; Ase Carlson, Montana State; Steffi Hiemer, Alaska Anchorage     

Men’s Alpine
First Team – Trevor Philp, Denver; Nick Cohee, Utah; Espen Lysdahl, Denver; Adam Zika, Colorado; Armin Trindl, New Mexico
                                                                                              
Second Team – Torjus Krogdahl, Utah; Max Lamb, Colorado; Ryan Wilson, Utah; Chris Acosta, New Mexico; Andreas Haug, Colorado

Women’s Alpine
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

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