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Kristiina Rove Named RMISA Women's Alpine MVP

Kristiina Rove has seven top-five finishes this season for the Utes.

Kristiina Rove has seven top-five finishes this season for the Utes.

Feb. 20, 2014

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SALT LAKE CITY - Utah skier Kristiina Rove has been selected as the RMISA women's alpine MVP, announced today by the conference.

Rove has been one of Utah's most consistent skiers this season. She has seven top-five finishes this season, including eight top-10 finishes. She has finished on the podium four times this year, including a victory in the slalom at the Colorado Invitational. Her only blemishes through 10 races have been one disqualification and one DNF. Rove was the RMISA Skier of the Week after the Utah Invitational.

"I am super proud of Kristiina, receiving the Alpine MVP award," Utah Director of Skiing Kevin Sweeney said. "She has been charging from day one this season and her results have been absolutely crucial to our success. It is fantastic to see Kristiina taking it up a full notch. She is a title contender in both disciplines. I also think she is thoroughly enjoying herself this season."

"We could not be more excited for Kristiina, this is a big deal!" Utah head alpine coach Jaka Korencan said. "She really worked hard this whole year on and off the hill and earned this award. Her motivation was on a different level compared to last year, and her consistent great performances throughout the season are proof of that. We are really proud of her and cannot wait to see her perform in the championship part of the season."



Utah travels to Denver this weekend for the RMISA Championships and NCAA West Region meet, Feb. 21 and 22nd. The alpine events will be held at Beaver Creek Resort with the nordic events at Maloit Park. The Utes host the NCAA Championships, March 5-8.
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