Alkier Closes Career as Program's First Six-Time All-American, Baer Becomes Just Third Babson Skier to Earn Three All-America Awards in Same Year
BABSON PARK, Mass.—Highlighted by a sixth-place showing from sophomore Elizabeth Baer (Salt Lake City, Utah) and a 16th-place result from senior Tatum Alkier (Collingwood, Ontario), the Babson College women's alpine ski team finished fifth in the slalom and fourth in the combined standings to match the best finish in program history at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships on March 8 at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, N.Y.
In addition to matching the 2016 team for the highest finish in program history, both Baer and Alkier achieved impressive individual feats while combining for four All-America honors.
For Baer, who had come in ninth in the giant slalom two days earlier, her sixth-place finish in the combined standings was the best by a Babson skier since the USCSA started giving out combined awards in the early 2000s. She also joined Alkier and junior Teagan Mosenthal (Campton, N.H.) as the only female skiers in program history to earn three All-America laurels in the same season.
Alkier's result in the slalom came on the heels of a 26th-place showing in the GS that helped her become the only six-time All-American in program history. A 15th-place finish in the combined standings allowed her to pass Michele Steinrotter '98, who garnered five All-America awards all in the GS or slalom between 1996-98.