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Denver ski team honored by Colorado Avalanche


The 2014 NCAA Championship University of Denver Pioneers. Denver Athletics

The 2014 NCAA Championship University of Denver Pioneers. Denver Athletics

DENVER – The University of Denver ski team was honored by the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche on April 3 for winning its 22nd NCAA Championship in Park City and Soldier Hollow, Utah last month.

Led by junior Espen Lysdahl and sophomore Kristine Haugen with individual championships in slalom and giant slalom, respectively, the Pioneers combined for 16 All-America honors at the NCAA Championships. Additionally, Haugen became the first individual in DU’s storied history to repeat as GS champion.

Denver’s 22 titles sit fourth in the nation for the most NCAA Division I team championships in any sport. Oklahoma State wrestling holds the record for the national titles with 34, followed by Southern California men’s outdoor track and field (26) and Iowa wrestling (23). Colorado’s 18 national titles are second most among ski teams, followed by Utah with 10.

DU’s championship marked the eighth skiing title since 2000 and fourth championship for the Pioneers in the past seven years.

Release courtesy of Denver Athletics

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