Becky Simning Eriksson

Hometown:  Oroville, Calif.
Sport:  Skiing
Years:  1979-81, 1984-85

A five-time All-America skier, Eriksson excelled at the slalom and giant slalom events.  She was the AIAW National Champion in the giant slalom in 1980 and earned All America honors.  In 1980-81, she won the AIAW National Championship in both the slalom and the giant slalom, earning All America honors in both events.  Named Ski Racing Magazine’s College Skier of the Year, she also won the AIAW Broderick Award for exceptional female college athletes.  At the U. S. National Alpine Championships, she placed 2nd in slalom and 4th in giant slalom.  In 1982-83, Eriksson competed as a member of the U.S. National Alpine Ski Team.  Competing in World Cup and Europa Cup events, she placed 6th overall in the Europa Cup.  She placed third in the giant slalom and 4th overall at the U. S. National Championships while competing again for the U. S. National Alpine Ski Team in 1983-84.  She returned to UW in 1984-85 and placed third in the slalom and third in the giant slalom for Wyoming’s 1985 NCAA National Champion ski team, again winning All America honors in both events.  A native of Bend, Ore., Eriksson was presented with the Admiral Land Award in 1985 as Wyoming’s outstanding student-athlete. She went on to compete on the professional ski racing tour.