2014 Female Athlete of the Year Award Recipient
With 16 World Cup podium finishes, the FIS Rookie of the Year, a World Champion title and gold medal from X Games, the only thing missing from Kelsey Serwa’s collection was an Olympic medal. Placing 5th at the Vancouver Olympics in 2000 left her determined to reach the podium in Sochi. In 2014, she was able to complete her quest and brought home a silver medal for Canada in women’s ski cross.
When she’s not competing on the world circuit, Kelsey takes time to actively support the Big White Ski Club – where she first started racing –speaking with and mentoring the next generation of racers. She recently created the Kelsey Serwa Scholarship Fund through the Central Okanagan Foundation to help other student athletes achieve their goals..
In 2014, Kelsey was a guest speaker at BrainTrust Canada, raising awareness about concussions experienced by athletes. She also hosted a golf tournament to raise funds for the K-SER Scholarship fund.
What’s on the horizon for this speedster? Never one to settle, she has her sights set on becoming an overall World Cup champion, a gold medal at Olympics and a becoming a physiotherapist.