Middlebury College alpine skier David Donaldson (Toronto, Ont.) has been named the Men’s Collegiate Alpine Skier of the Year by Ski Racing Magazine, the largest industry publication for ski racing. Donaldson had an amazing NCAA season for the Panthers, capping it off with All-American honors.
Following the NCAA season, he placed second in the Audi Coupe Nor-Am Cup giant slalom standings. As a result, he earned himself a starting spot in every giant slalom race next winter on the most prestigious circuit of alpine ski racing, the FIS World Cup.
In NCAA action this winter, Donaldson won five out of the six giant slalom as well as two slalom races on the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) circuit. At the NCAA national championships, hosted by Middlebury, he finished as runner-up in the slalom event, missing the win by a mere three-tenths of a second. Donaldson was the most consistently dominant male athlete participating in EISA competitions this winter.