Six Named CU Athletes Of The Week, Presented By Arrow
BOULDER – This past week was a very successful one for the Colorado Buffaloes across the board. With many deserving of the athlete of the week honor, six especially stood out. Magnus Boee and Emma Hammergaard of skiing, Madie Boreman and Eduardo Herrera of track and field, Megan Forster of tennis and Sadie Grozier of lacrosse were named CU Athletes of the Week presented by Arrow for the week of February 21-27.
This week the ski team headed to Steamboat Springs, Colo., for the Spencer James Nelson Memorial Invitational and RMISA Championships, where Boee finished as a runner-up in both the men's 10K Classic and 20K Freestyle with 37 points in both. These were the junior's fifth and sixth podiums of the season, giving him 24 in his career. On the women's side, Hammergaard set new career highs twice, as she competed in the final day of the Denver Invitational and all four races in the RMISA Championships. The junior finished in sixth place in the slalom race at the Denver Invitational with 27 points, and in second place at the RMISA Championships with 37 points. Following the conclusion of the regionals she won the parallel slalom exhibition on Saturday.
In indoor track and field, Boreman won the women's mile at the Pac-12 Invitational in Seattle Wash. with a time of 4:33.59. Herrera won the men's mile with a school-record time of 3.57.16. This was his third school record, the most of anyone in program history.
The tennis team defeated the No. 71 Iowa Hawkeyes 4-1 at home on Sunday. The clinching match was won by Forster who took the first set by the score of 6-3 then the second set 6-0. She also celebrated her 22nd birthday on Sunday.
In lacrosse, the Buffs hosted the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday and came away with a 13-10 victory. Grozier recorded six goals to tie a career-high for the second time in three games this season. Four of those goals were scored in the first period to get the Buffs an early 6-2 lead. The fifth year also was 3-of-4 on free position opportunities and added a caused turnover and ground ball. This was her third game in the last four played (dating back to last season) where she has recorded six goals.
The ski team will head to the NCAA Championships which will take place between March 9-12 in Park City and Midway, Utah. In track and field, Boreman will compete at the NCAA Indoor National Championships in the mile while Herrera will compete in the 3000. The championships are set to take place on March 11 and 12 in Birmingham Ala. Tennis will play their next three matches at home, starting with one against UCLA at 1:00 pm MT this Friday. Lacrosse will host Vanderbilt this Friday at 2:00 pm.
Here are the last three Athletes of the week:
Jacob Dilling, Skiing
Mya Hollingshed, Women's Basketball
Gya'ni Sami, Women's Track & Field
Eduardo Herrera, Men's Track & Field
Emily Covert, Women's Track & Field
Sadie Grozier, Women's Lacrosse
Jan. 31-Feb. 6
Avery McMullen, Women's Track & Field
Hanna Abrahamsson, Skiing
Will Koch, Skiing