COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Former Bowdoin student-athlete Kaitlynn Miller '14 was named to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team in the sport of cross-country skiing, as announced today by US Ski and Snowboard.
Miller represents one of 20 cross-country skiers named to Team USA at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea in February. The PyeongChang Games mark Miller's first Olympic appearance.
The finest nordic skier in Bowdoin history, Miller was a two-time NCAA participant for the Polar Bears and owns seven of the top eight individual finishes in women's program history. Miller has been racing as a member of the Green Racing Project in Vermont since her graduation in 2014. Her post-Bowdoin highlights include a classic sprint national title in 2016, competing in Ski Tour Canada in 2016 (where she finished 41st overall), and racing at World Cup Finals in 2017.
Miller earned her spot on the Olympic team with a series of stellar results over the past year in international competition including a fantastic showing at the U.S. National Championships earlier this month. She was third overall (second American) in the 1.3 km classic race and fourth overall (second American) in the 1.3 km freestyle competition.
The PyeongChang Games kick off February 9 and will conclude February 25. Cross-country skiing will be contested February 10-25, and competition will be held at the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre in the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster. More information regarding Miller's schedule and events will be available soon.
Miller will be the seventh Bowdoin College graduate to appear in the Olympic games, joining the prestigious list below.
Bowdoin College Olympians
- Fred Tootell '23 (1924 hammer throw gold medalist)
- Geoffrey Mason '23 (1928 bobsled gold medalist)
- Bernard Lucas '28 (1928 Great Britain track & field team - hurdles)
- Joan Benoit Samuelson '79 (1984 marathon gold medalist)
- Gerry Ciarcia '79 (1984 Italian men's hockey team)
- Elizabeth Frazier Youngman '81 (1988 and '92 cross-country)