BOULDER, Colo.—Westminster's Chris Hendrickson and Utah's Miles Havlick were named the RMISA Coaches of the Year, both earning the award for the second straight season, the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association announced Wednesday.
Hendrickson has quickly turned the Griffins into an alpine power in the RMISA and nationally, as Westminster is just in its fourth season of competing at the NCAA level making the transition from the NAIA. His Griffin skiers won six races on the alpine side and led the way with 22 overall podium appearances throughout the season in the RMISA.
Francesco Gori was the Slalom MVP for the RMISA and at the Regional Championships, Westminster won three of the four individual championships with Julia Toiviainen (GS) and Denise Dingsleder (SL) both bringing home championships.
Havlick and his Utah teams put together yet another dominant season. The Utes scored 1,466 points in Nordic meets throughout the season, almost 200 points ahead of second place. The Utes were especially dominant on the women's side, with Sydney Palmer-Leger winning both the classic and freestyle MVP honors. Novie McCabe won both Regional Championships, sweeping the races at the RMISA Championships and she took home the classic individual national championship while Sophia Laukli also won an individual national championship in the freestyle race.