Shiffrin Wins Team USA Best of March Honors
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee announced the winners today for the Team USA Awards, Best of March, which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes from last month. Mikaela Shiffrin (Avon, Colo.) has taken home the honors for Best Female Athlete of the Month.
Shiffrin was nominated as a result of her outstanding achievements on the FIS Ski World Cup throughout the season, but the month of March, specifically, winning three FIS Ski World Cup victories between Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, and Soldeu, Andorra, and claiming four of five World Cup titles this season in overall, giant slalom, slalom and super-G. Her March performances capped a record-setting season in which she won 17 World Cup victories, bringing her career world cup victory total to 60, at just 24-years-old.
Figure skater Nathan Chen (Salt Lake City, Utah) and the U.S. Men’s National Rugby Sevens Team also won Best of March honors for the Team USA Awards.
A total of 10 sports – including alpine skiing, biathlon, figure skating, gymnastics, long track speedskating, Para-cycling, Para Nordic skiing, Para snowboarding, rugby and shooting – are represented among the 13 finalists across men’s, women’s and team categories. The finalists’ collective accomplishments tell the inspiring story of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes year-round.