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Four Montana State Bobcats skiers given conference honors

Posted: 8:22 PM, Mar 07, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-07 22:26:31-05
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(Editor's note: Montana State Athletics press release)

BOZEMAN -- Four Montana State skiers earned All-Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Second-Team honors for their efforts this winter. Being named to the All-RMISA second team were Åge Solheim, Riley Seger, Nellie Talbot and Emma Tarbath.

Solheim, a native for Staarheim, Norway, finished second the RMISA MVP standings with 249 points after posting four podium appearances, including two runner-up showings at the opening NCAA Qualifier in giant slalom and in slalom at the Denver Invitational. Last winter, he earned All-America kudos after finishing sixth in slalom at the NCAA meet in Stowe, Vermont.

Seger, a freshman from Vancouver, B.C., came on strong at the end of the season, finishing fourth in giant slalom at the RMISA/NCAA West Regional Championships. He also placed seventh in giant slalom at the Utah Invitational.

Freshman Nellie Talbot earned All-RMISA accolades after finishing 13th in the MVP race. The product of Vail, Colo., notched a season-best second place finish in giant slalom at the Colorado Invitational.

Senior Emma Tarbath anchored the Bobcat women’s Nordic squad this season. Tarbath, who captured First-Team All-America honors in 2018, recorded six top 10 performances this season, including a season-best third place showing in classic at the NCAA Qualifier in February. Tarbath recently placed sixth in the 5-km freestyle at the RMISA/NCAA West Regional Championships.

All four Bobcat skiers will compete in the 2020 NCAA Skiing Championships March 11-14 at Bridger Bowl and Crosscut Mountain Sports Center. It will mark the eighth time MSU has host the NCAAs.