Mangiacotti Earns All-America Honors in Slalom and Combined Standings as Beavers Match Highest Finish in Program History
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.—Sophomore Sarah Mangiacotti (South Londonderry, Vt.) collected two more All-America honors as the Babson College women's alpine ski team placed fifth in the slalom and tied for fourth place in the combined standings at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships on Thursday at Snow King Mountain.
The Beavers, who also came in fifth in Tuesday's giant slalom, matched the 2016 and 2018 squads for the top finish in program history. Babson also has placed in the top five in four consecutive trips to nationals.
Sierra Nevada captured its first national title since 2016 after coming in first in both the slalom and GS, while Castleton finished second. St. Olaf came in third and 2017 and 2018 champions Rocky Mountain finished even with the Green and White in fourth.
Mangiacotti followed up Tuesday's sixth-place showing in the GS by placing 14th in the slalom with a two-run time of 1:50.11 on Thursday. In the combined standings she finished ninth overall to join junior Elizabeth Baer (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Tatum Alkier '18 as the only female skiers in program history to earn three All-America awards in the same season.
Baer came in 22nd in the slalom with a time of 1:53.76 and just missed out on earning All-America honors in the combined standings by placing 16th. First-year Julia Martin (Belmont, Mass.) and senior Olivia Burwell (Manchester Center, Vt.) were separated by less than a second on the way to finishing 35th and 37th, respectively, in the slalom. Martin grabbed 28th position in the combined standings, while Burwell was 62nd overall.
First-year Kendall Sargis (Duxbury, Mass.), who did not complete a run in her national championship debut on Tuesday, placed 62nd in the slalom and finished 84th in the combined standings.