Nadler Earns All-America Honors With Sixth-Place Finish in Giant Slalom at NCAA Championships
Rebecca Nadler earned her third All-America honor Wednesday in the Giant Slalom (Photo: EISA Skiing).
PARK CITY, Utah – For the third time in her celebrated collegiate career, senior alpine skier Rebecca Nadler earned All-America honors, competing in the Giant Slalom at the opening day of the 2014 NCAA Skiing Championships at Park City Mountain Resort Wednesday. Nadler's previous All-America honors came during her sophomore season, when she won the national title in the GS and placed seventh in the slalom.
Coming into the competition ranked as the No. 13 skier in the 34-person field, Nadler put down a first run of 1:01.93, good for 10th in the field and just over a second and a half behind the leader Kristine Gje Haugen of Denver. The times dropped considerably across the board in the fields' second runs, and Nadler's time followed suit, as she crossed the line a second time with a mark of 57.10. Her combined time of 1:59.03 was less than three seconds off the pace of eventual winner Haugen. Nadler also finished second among EISA skiers, as only Vermont's Kate Ryley finished ahead of her in fourth.
The senior will wrap up her stay at the NCAA Championships Friday when she returns to the slopes for the women's slalom. The race is set to begin at 10 a.m., Mountain Time.