Benedicte Lyche, a junior on the MSU Alpine Team, was named Women’s Skier of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association. Lyche won the giant slalom title in the NCAA Skiing Championship in March 2017.
Lyche joins Tor Fageraas, Dan Brelsford and Anika Miller as the only four Bobcats to win an individual title at the NCAA Skiing Championship. She is a four-time All-American and has three top-three finishes in her career. She finished seventh in the slalom event and earned All-American honors.