Baer Earns Second Career All-America Honor with Ninth-Place Showing to Begin Nationals
LAKE PLACID, N.Y.—Babson College sophomore Elizabeth Baer (Salt Lake City, Utah) came in ninth overall to earn All-America honors as the Babson College women's alpine ski team tied for fifth in the giant slalom to begin the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championship on Tuesday at Whiteface Mountain.
Sierra Nevada finished first just under three seconds ahead of defending national champion Rocky Mountain. MacConnell Division rivals Castleton and Uconn came in third and fourth respectively, while the Beavers and Saint Anselm tied for fifth position.
Baer put together a pair of solid runs to earn the second All-America award for her career by finishing less than five seconds behind Tuesday's individual winner, Saana Ahonen of Sierra Nevada. Senior Tatum Alkier (Collingwood, Ontario) moved up seven spots after her first run to place 26th overall, while junior Olivia Burwell (Manchester Center, Vt.) jumped nine spots in her final run to finish in 46th position.
Senior Alexis Kane (North Syracuse, N.Y.) came in 72nd in her national championships debut for the Beavers.
The Babson women return to the slopes for the slalom on Thursday for the first of two runs at 9:30 a.m.