Kelly McBroom

Name: Kelly McBroom
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Discipline: Slalom and Giant Slalom
Hometown: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Major: Business management
Year in School: Sophomore

What is the best part of skiing?
The best part of skiing is the speed and freedom.

When and why did you start skiing?
Growing up in the mountains in Canada, skis became extensions of my feet at the age of two.

Why did you come to MSU?
I was a speed skier before I came to MSU because I suffered a severe injury. I decided that further pursuing my athletic career while also getting my degree was an experience not to be passed up.

What do you do to prepare for a race?
Relax, breathe, focus and visualize.

Do you plan to continue competing in skiing in the future?
I plan to finish my degree here at MSU and see where the wind takes me.

What do you think is the key to your success as a student-athlete?
Balance. Skiing during school is extremely demanding and I’m sure, as any of the student athletes on campus would tell you, the key to success is balance.

Have you received any awards while skiing?
I spent four seasons on the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, had two World Cup starts in 2010, in Downhill and Super G, I was the 2008 Canadian Super Combined Champion, I placed sixth at Europa Cup downhill in Caspoggio, Italy, and I have placed eight times in the NorAm Cup.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Mountain biking, highland dancing, photography and windsurfing.

What is your favorite class at MSU and why?
Anatomy and physiology, because I plan to go home upon graduating and getting my Masters in Physiotherapy.

What would you like to tell students/readers about MSU skiing?
Come watch us race at the 2013 Regional Championships at Bridger Bowl in March. The more cheering we have, the faster we ski!