Olivia received her award in 2015. She grew up boarding and mentoring for her younger years at Smugglers Notch. She is a seasoned boardercross competitor who used the money to cover travel and event fees. Here are some photos and an update she wrote:

“I’ve been doing a lot of snowboarding and it has taken me all over the place! For the last three years I’ve been training and competing with the Park City Snowboard Team in North American Cup boardercross events. I have also been attending Westminster College and competing for the Westminster College Snowboard Team simultaneously. Just this past winter, I placed second in the Ski Cooper North American Cup race and was invited to the Junior World Championships in Austria, which was one of the most exciting experiences of my life. The North American Cup circuit was very good to me and I was very lucky to be able to be a part of it. This season, I’m taking a step back from the North American Cup circuit to focus more on school. I will still be competing for the Westminster College Snowboard Team, and I just took a job coaching as the National Ability Center’s Team Flyers boardercross coach. Team Flyers is a group of athletes with cognitive disabilities. I also got a touring set-up and am slowly starting to explore the Wasatch backcountry. I couldn’t be more excited to start branching out into new territory and sharing my passion for boardercross!”

Olivia also sent us a bunch of great photos…

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