Miles Havlick was named Ski Racing Magazine's Collegiate Nordic Skier of the Year for the third straight time.
April 26, 2013
Utah's Miles Havlick was named Ski Racing Magazine's Nordic Collegiate Skier of the Year for the third consecutive season.
The Boulder, Colo., native claimed his second career national title in the men's 20-km Freestyle race on Mar. 9 in Middlebury, Vt.
"This is truly an outstanding achievement for Miles to win this award the past three seasons," Utah Director of Skiing Kevin Sweeney said. "It has been an honor to have someone with such focus, leadership and team spirit at the helm of the men's Nordic team."
Havlick won seven races in 2013 and 13 during his illustrious Utah career and concludes his career as a seven-time All-American for the Utes.
Havlick has finished third or better nine times this season and 28 times over his career.
"Miles has had such consistent success that his three-peat of this award does not come as a huge surprise," Utah Head Nordic Coach Abi Holt said. "However, I think the challenge with Miles comes in remembering that we can't take his accomplishments for granted. He has had one of the most successful college skiing careers in the history of the University of Utah and the RMISA, and he has been an outstanding team member and leader. Miles has worked very hard as a student and as an athlete in his four years at a Ute, and he has absolutely earned every accolade he has received. I am happy to see him retire from college skiing on top, and I can't wait to see what Miles will accomplish in the future."
The Utes finished second at the NCAA Championships for the third consecutive season as well and the ninth time since the sport went co-ed in 1989.