FILE UNDER -- Alpine // Story // Top Story

Lindsey Vonn honored as USOC athlete of the month

Lindsey VonnThe U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) yesterday (April 10) named four-time World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn as its Female Athlete of the month for March.

Vonn wrapped up her World Cup season in March by hauling in her 11th and 12th victories of the season on her way to defending her downhill, super combined and super G titles as well as reclaiming her overall championship. Vonn holds the American record with 16 World Cup titles.

The 2010 downhill Olympic gold medalist also set a new record for total points scored in one season with 1980 points.

With 53 victories, Vonn has won more World Cup races than any American. Among the women, only Annemarie Moser-Proell of Austria (62) and Vreni Schneider of Switzerland (55) are ahead of Vonn. On the men’s said, just two men have more: Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden (86) and Hermann Maier of Austria (54).

Vonn has won the USOC Award a total of five times: February 2008, March 2008, February 2009 and last in March of 2009.

Eric Williams

What do you think?


In-Depth Analysis:

Join Today!

Step Away from the Skis and Pick up a Baseball Bat
How playing the field pays off in ski racing and other pursuits

Mammas, don’t let your babies grow up to be single-sport specialists.

Don’t Get Happy
The real story behind those 2015 Rookie Camp grins

Last month, I gathered with some of the most successful ski racers and snowboarders in the country on the eve of the annual Rookie Camp.

5 Things I’ve Learned Coaching an All-Girls’ Ski Camp at Mount Hood

We’re all girls. The coaches, too. There’s something special about this dynamic.
Welcome to Skiracing.com's Mobile Site!