February 14, 2018

The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Female Athlete of the Month for February 2018 is Kate HawkinsKate Hawkins is a 14 year grade 8 French Immersion student at Central Middle school, lifelong Red Deer resident and a competitive Cross-Country skier. Kate has been cross country skiing since she was four years old, joining the Jackrabiits program initially and is currently a member of the Red Deer Nordic Ski Club.  Kate began her racing career two years ago and will compete in Ft. McMurray this weekend at the Alberta Winter Games for Zone 4 – Parkland.  Kate will also race this year in the Alberta Cup Series with Red Deer Nordic.

 Kate has won gold medals at the Red Deer Public School Loppet for her grade for the past 4 years (including this week!). Kate placed 6th in the Western Provinces with her Midget free style relay team in the Alberta Cup relay race in Red Deer in January this year. As part of her dryland training Kate enjoys roller skiing, hiking in Jasper and Climbing Coliseum mountain near Nordegg.  Additionally, Kate enjoys Pond Hockey, reading math and music, and spends her summers participating in triathlon, Fun Runs and track and field.

With Kate’s strong work ethic, her undeniable athletic abilities and her training experiences with ASDC-Central she will surely continue to grow, develop and succeed in her Cross Country Ski career!

ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient.

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