2020 Pac-12 Hall of Honor inductee: Utah's Kathy Kreiner-Phillips
Mar 04, 2020
A six-time Canadian national champion, Olympic medalist and NCAA Champion, Kreiner-Phillips dominated in skiing for the University of Utah. Her competition at the Olympic level began at the age of 14, competing for the Canadian National Team in the 1972 Olympics. Despite being the youngest competitor that year, she placed 14th in the slalom event. Later at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics, she became the youngest gold medalist in skiing history by winning the giant slalom at age 18. In her third and final Olympics in 1980, she placed fifth in the downhill, the best Olympic finish in the event by a Canadian woman at that time. For the Utes, she helped Utah win the first men and women’s combined national title in 1983, winning the giant slalom to become the school’s first NCAA women’s champion. She was also an All-American for Utah’s second-straight title in 1984.