Name: Andrea Mead Lawrence
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Event(s): Combine, Downhill, Giant Slalom, Slalom
DOB: 4/19/1932
Birthplace: Rutland, Vt.
Hometown: Rutland, Vt.
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (1948, 1952, 1956); two-time Olympic medalist (2 golds)
  • St. Moritz 1948, 8th (slalom)
  • Oslo 1952, gold (slalom, giant slalom)
  • Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956, T-4th (giant slalom)
Personal: Daughter of Janet and Brad Mead...Developed a love for snow sports while skiing at family-owned Pico Peak during childhood years...Qualified for the finals at the U.S. championships in 1946...Made the U.S. Olympic team in 1948 at the age of 14...Won 10 of 16 races in Europe over eight weeks in 1951...Became the first American alpine skier to win two gold medals in the same Olympic Winter Games in 1952...Founded the Andrea Lawrence Institute for Mountains and Rivers...Peak 12,240 in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains was renamed Mt. Andrea Lawrence in January 2013...Mother of five children.