University of Colorado skiers Petra Hyncicova and David Ketterer have been named by the United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association (USCSCA) as the 2017 Collegiate Skiers of the Year for women's Nordic and men's alpine, the USCSCA announced Tuesday.
Hyncicova has also been named as FasterSkier's 2017 Collegiate Skier of the Year for women's Nordic.
The USCSCA started announcing its selections for the national collegiate skiers of the year in 2015. Hyncicova and Ketterer join Mads Stroem (men's Nordic, 2016) as the second and third Buffs to win the national honor. The honors are voted on by ski coaches within the USCSCA.
"On behalf of all ski team athletes and coaches, congratulations to Petra and David," head coach Richard Rokos said.
Hyncicova became the 15th woman to sweep the Nordic races at the NCAA Championships this winter, and was the fourth CU skier (first since Maria Grevsgaard in 2008) to do so.
Ketterer, the men's alpine selection of the USCSCA, dominated the collegiate circuit this season. He won seven of the 13 races he competed in during his first winter with the Buffs. Those seven wins tied the CU alpine record (men's and women's) for most race victories in a single-season. Of his seven victories, five were in slalom races and that also tied Lucie Zikova's school record for slalom wins in a season (Zikova did so in 2006).