Cudhea earns All-America distinction at USCSA National Championships

Cudhea earns All-America distinction at USCSA National Championships

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Senior Taylor Cudhea of the Saint Anselm College women's skiing team earned Second Team All-America distinction in the giant slalom on Tuesday, placing 10th in a crowded field at the 40th Annual the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association National Championships.

Results: Team | Individual

Out of 20 teams, Saint Anselm is tied with Babson for fifth place exiting Tuesday's giant slalom action. The Hawks will participate in the slalom event this Thursday, Mar. 8 at Whiteface Mountain.

Cudhea placed 10th out of a field of 110 entrants on Tuesday, turning in a first run time of 1:07.47, which stood as the eighth-fastest trip down the mountain. She finished her two runs in a combined time of 2:21.52, earning 35.45 race points to secure All-America distinction with a top-10 finish.

Senior Leika Scott placed 25th in the field with a combined time of 2:26.01, while freshman Becca Stephens turned in a time of 2:32.34 to place 47th.

Sophmore Katherine Quinn was one spot behind Stephens (2:32.61) and freshman Emilie Brush rounded out the field of Hawks skiers with a time of 2:38.51, supported by a second run time of 1:21.73, which was the 60th-fastest run of the second round.