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  Kristiina Rove
Kristiina Rove

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Espoo, Finland

Last College:
University of Lapland

Position:
Alpine

03/08/2013

Two Utah Skiers Place in Top 10 of Slalom at NCAA Championships

Utes in fourth place in overall team standings.

03/06/2013

Utah Skiing Posts Two Top-5 Finishes at NCAA Championships

Elliot ties for second in men's GS.

03/04/2013

Utah Skiing Heads to NCAA Championships

Utes compete Mar. 6-9 in Middlebury, Vt.

02/25/2013

Utah Skiing Announces Lineup for NCAA Championships

National meet held Mar. 6-9 in Middlebury, Vt.

02/24/2013

Utah Skiing Finishes Third at RMISA Championships

Kobal finishes second in women's slalom.

Career: Two-time All-American, earning honors in the giant slalom in both 2013 and 2014 ... two career victories, in the slalom at the Colorado Invite and RMISA Championship in 2014 ... 2014 RMISA women's alpine MVP ... two-time All-RMISA, earning first-team honors in 2014 ... eight career podium finishes ... 16 career top-5 finishes with 20 career top-10 finishes ... member of Utah's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

2014: Earned All-America honors in the giant slalom at the NCAA Championships, finishing on the podium with a second-place finish (did not finish in the slalom) ... RMISA women's alpine MVP ... first-team All-RMISA ... two wins and seven podium finishes with 10 top-five finishes ... won the slalom at the Colorado Invite and the RMISA Championship ... second in the giant slalom at RMISA's ... third in the slalom at the Pat Miller Invite ... a third-place finish with a tie for third in the two RMISA giant slalom qualifiers ... just one finish outside the top five with two DNF's and one DQ in 14 total races ... named the RMISA women's alpine skier of the week after the Pat Miller Invitational ... finished 10th in the slalom at the U.S. National Championships ... named to the National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team.

2013: Earned All-America honors in the giant slalom with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships ... also finished 11th in the slalom at NCAA's ... second-team All-RMISA ... finished second in the GS at the RMISA Championships ... placed among the top five in six races ... turned in four total fourth-place finishes, including in the GS at the Utah Invite and both slalom events at the New Mexico Invite in addition to the GS at NCAA's.

Before Utah: Attended the University of Lapland for two years ... graduated from Kuusamo Upper Secondary School in 2010 ... member of the Finnish National Junior Team from 2006-10 ... competed with the Finnish National Team at the European Cup Team from 2010-12 ... had 10 top-3 finishes at the Finnish National Championships, including third place in the GS in 2012, third in the slalom in 2011 and third in the GS in 2010 ... posted seven top-three finishes at the Finnish National Junior Championships, including first in the giant slalom and second in the slalom in 2009 and third in the giant slalom in 2007 ... posted a 29th-place finish in the slalom at the 2009 World Cup ... registered two top-30 finishes at European Cup, including a 26th-place effort in the giant slalom at La Molina in 2011 and a 28th-place finish in the GS at Soldeu in 2011.

Personal: Daughter of Ilkka and Kirsti Rove ... sister Katariina and brother Henri ... also enjoys water sports ... majoring in business administration.

RMISA Qualifier Colorado Invite Denver Invite Utah Invite New Mexico Invite RMISA Championship NCAA Championship
GS SL GS SL GS SL GS SL SL 1 SL 2 GS SL GS SL
2013 DNF 7 7 8 14 5 4 13 4 4 2 28 4 11
Pat Miller Invite (Utah) Montana State Invite RMISA Qualifier Colorado Invite New Mexico Invite RMISA Championship NCAA Championship
SL GS GS SL GS GS SL GS SL SL GS SL GS SL
2014 3 4 DNF 5 T3 3 1 4 7 DQ 2 1 2 DNF
Career
Victories 2
Podium 8
Top 5 16
Top 10 20

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