Alpine skier honored
Ainsley Proffitt, 11, recently earned the Shelley Glover Award for Commitment in Alpine Racing. The regional award is given to skiers who race in the Wisconsin Junior Alpine Racing Association (WIJARA) races in the Midwest and upper Midwest. Athletes recognized with the award demonstrate passion and commitment to the sport of alpine racing. They also display dedication to academics as well as positive sportsmanship in reaching out to fellow racers and younger athletes.
Proffitt trains with the Hidden Valley Ski Team.
In nominating her for the award, WIJARA Race Director and HVST WIJARA Head Coach Matt Sadl, said, “Ainsley has demonstrated growing leadership skills and a positive attitude as she has excelled in racing. More importantly, she has been reaching out to other athletes to share her love of the sport and offer encouragement. These are the qualities we hope to nurture in our athletes as we teach them the skill of alpine racing.”
Proffitt finished the 2012-2013 WIJARA alpine racing season in second place overall in the 11-12 age group. She garnered 13 top 10 finishes in 15 races and earning 10 gold, silver and bronze medals.
“It is such a great honor to win the Shelley Glover Award and I was very surprised because most people who win are in high school,” Proffitt said.