2013 ski season recap
TEAM HONORS: UAA newcomer Marine Dusser was named the team’s MVP, while senior Cameron Brewington took Most Inspirational and junior Lukas Ebner (Nordic) and Ida Bjerka (Alpine) were Most Improved.
NCAA RECAP: Led by two third-place finishes by freshman Marine Dusser, the Seawolves completed the 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships with a seventh-place team showing with 493.5 points ... UAA, which started the four-day event in eighth, posted a team-high 108 points from men’s Nordic in the 10K classic with all three Seawolves finishing in the top 10 – freshman Viktor Braennmark was third, while juniors Lasse Moelgaard-Nielsen and Lukas Ebner finished eighth and ninth, respectively ... the women’s Nordic team was strongest in the 5K classic with 80 points ... collecting the lone All-America certificate on the Alpine side was senior Andreas Adde, who tied for ninth in the giant slalom.
AT THE NCAAS: UAA has produced nine individual NCAA champions, while claiming 30 top-10 team finishes since participating at its first National Championship meet in 1981 … from 1985-2006, UAA posted 22 consecutive top-10 finishes … the nine overall individual titles rank the Seawolves ninth all-time in the NCAA record books … of the nine titles, six are Nordic and three are Alpine … senior Andreas Adde won the most recent NCAA individual title, winning the slalom in 2010, Mandy Kaempf earned UAA’s last individual title for a woman by sweeping the 5K classical and 15K freestyle races in 2005 … UAA’s highest team finish at NCAAs is fourth — accomplished in 2009 … prior to 2009, UAA’s highest finish was fifth — accomplished three times (93, 97, 98, 12) … the 1997 squad produced a program-best three individual champions, tying for the third-most titles in a year all-time … the Seawolves have sent athletes to Nationals every year since 1981.
RMISA CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: The Seawolves concluded the RMISA/NCAA West Regional with a sixth-place team finish ... at the end of the three days, the Seawolves received eight top-15 showings with the highest placing going to Marine Dusser (4th) in the women’s 5K classical.
RMISA TEAM / INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: At the conclusion of the regular season, the Seawolves finished sixth in the team standings with 2,642 points, just seven points shy of fifth place Montana State (2,649) ... Colorado took the team title with 3,498 points, followed by second-place Denver (3,226.5) and third-place Utah (3,215) ... New Mexico was fourth with 2,984.5 points ... the UAA Nordic team led the way this season, combining for third place with 1,532 points, while the men’s Nordic team was also third at 777 points ... the Alpine team finished sixth with 1,080 points ... by gender, both the men’s and women’s teams were also sixth ... individually, freshman Marine Dusser led the Seawolves with a second-place finish in the RMISA MVP Points ... the Villard de Lans, France, native posted 381 points throughout the season, which included four runner-up finishes ... finishing 5th in the men’s Nordic standings was junior Lukas Ebner with 360 points ... on the Alpine side, senior Kayla Hoog-Fry led with a sixth-place standing at 375, while senior Andreas Adde was 13th at 300.
RMISA SKIER OF THE WEEK: Following her performances at the Utah Invitational, freshman Marine Dusser became the first and only Seawolf this year to garner RMISA Skier of the Week honors ... Dusser finished second in the classical and third in the freestyle at the invite on Feb. 6-9.
UTAH/NEW MEXICO RECAP: The Seawolves finished sixth in the team standings at both the Utah and New Mexico Invites to conclude the regular season ... at the Utah Invite, the Seawolves posted 616 points on the heels of a second and third place finishes from Marine Dusser in the freestyle and classical races, respectively ... junior Lukas Ebner led the men’s Nordic squad with a fifth-place showing in the classical, while the best result on the Alpine side was senior Andreas Adde in the men’s slalom ... at New Mexico, UAA furnished 605 points with four top-10 finishes ... Dusser was runner-up in the freestyle and seventh in the classical, while Ebner finished fourth in the freestyle and Adde was ninth in the slalom.
COLORADO / DENVER INVITE RECAP: The UAA ski team came away with two fifth-place team finishes at the annual Spencer James Nelson Memorial Colorado Invitational and Denver Invitational in January ... the meets were highlighted by junior Lukas Ebner, who won the men’s freestyle race at the Denver Invite, while placing fourth in the classical ... Ebner was also third in the freestyle and fourth in the classic at Colorado ... Seawolf newcomer Marine Dusser led the women’s Nordic squad with a second-place showing in the freestyle and fifth in the classic at Denver and second and fourth in Colorado.