The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) annual Congress got underway on 9th May 2017 in Park City (USA). The five-day gathering features meetings of the various Committees and Sub-Committees, as well as the USSA Board of Directors.
Winners of Annual Awards
At the annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner on 11th May, USSA will recognise accomplished athletes, coaches and leaders.
Alpine ace Mikaela Shiffrin has been named the 2017 Beck International Award recipient. It is her second time winning the award. The honour is awarded each season to a top USSA athlete for his or her performance in international competition.
Shiffrin won her first overall FIS World Cup crystal globe on home snow at the 2017 World Cup Finals in Aspen, making her the only one of five American athletes to win the esteemed title, and only the third American lady in history to do so. In addition to the overall title, she also won her fourth slalom crystal globe in five years and captured 14 World Cup podiums, including 11 wins.
Shiffrin will be recognised along with other top U.S. athletes, including Jessie Diggins (Cross-Country), Ashley Caldwell (Freestyle Skiing), McRae Williams (Freeskiing), Stephen Schumann (Nordic Combined), Kevin Bickner (Ski Jumping) and Chase Josey (Snowboarding).
Find out more about their accomplishments here.