Lindsey Vonn: USOC Female Athlete of the Month

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 11, 2012 12:41 pm

Lindsey Vonn continues to rack up the honors and awards as the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) voted her one of March’s Female Athletes of the Month.  Vonn, World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist, has already won four times: February 2008, March 2008, February 2009, and March 2009.  Her last USOC honor came just after capturing her second overall title in March 2009. 

Vonn has had an outstanding season.  March marked the fourth time in a row she has taken home the FIS Alpine World Cup overall title and globe, crushing the women’s season-long point record set in 2006 with 1,980.  And with 53 victories, Vonn has won more World Cup races than any other American.  Only two women, Annemarie Moser-Proell of Austria (62) and Vreni Schneider of Switzerland (55) have won more.  For that matter, just two men can say they’ve won more than Lindsey, and they include Ingemar Stenmark of Swedenn (86) and Hermann Maier of Austria (54).

In addition, Vonn landed yet another record this year with her giant slalom win, giving her the most World Cup victories in a single season.  Later that month, she surpassed her own record, ending the season with 16 wins, including the super G title in March. 

This award recognizes excellence in athletes around the country, and there is no doubt Lindsey Vonn has shown that in both the 2011-2912 season and in the entirety of her career.