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Triumphant Legacy


You might say skiing is in Novie McCabe’s blood—and so is the U. Both the Olympian’s parents attended—and mom Laura is herself a two-time Olympic skier. “The coaches here support us pursuing other racing opportunities, and they knew it was a goal of mine to make the Olympics,” says McCabe. In the 2022 Beijing Games, she was part of the U.S. women’s 4x5km relay team that finished sixth, and she placed 18th in the women’s 30km freestyle where all four Americans finished in the top 20, including Utah teammate Sophia Laukli. Then, fresh off competition on the world stage, they helped the U ski team win its third straight NCAA Championship. McCabe was also named the NCAA National Women’s Nordic Skier of the Year. 

NAME

Novie McCabe

CLASS

Sophomore

HOMETOWN

Winthrop, WA

MAJOR

Political science

MOST-LOVED CLASS

Game Theory

NATIONAL IMPRINT

Four-time NCAA First Team All-American

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

5K classic individual national champion & second place 15K freestyle

WORLDWIDE COMPETITION

Seventh-place finish in the 10K freestyle in Italy at the 2021-22 Tour de Ski

TOP-TIER COMPANY

One of four U skiers on the U.S. Cross Country D team—along with Luke Jager, Noel Keeffe, and Sophia Laukli

A FAVORITE FLICK

Despicable Me, which she watched with the U.S. Ski Team in Beijing

GO-TO TREAT

Her mom’s gluten-free German chocolate cake

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