Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete
Lindsey Gundrum of Prairie Mountain High School – holds an academic average of 93% while participating in cross country, volleyball, basketball, fast pitch, curling, badminton, and track & field.
Lindsey is the president of the school’s student council and is co-editor of the yearbook. She is a six-year member of the Swan Lake Leo’s, a club that puts on fundraising events that give back to the community and is currently the club’s president. Lindsey has also been a part of her church choir and has helped put on several softball clinics. In her high school sport career Lindsey has been a part of her school’s Zone banner winning volleyball, cross country, basketball, curling, badminton, and fast pitch teams. She was a provincial finalist in volleyball, cross country, basketball, curling, badminton, and track & field and a provincial champion in track & field.
Lindsey states: “This past year, the importance of high school sport has become very apparent to me by its recent absence in my life. It wasn’t until pandemic restrictions prohibited me from participating in sports that I realized just how beneficial they are. Sports keep you motivated and help you maintain a sharp mind. I notice that the excellence that I strive for on the court/field/ice/track extends to how I approach my studies as well. Also, constant strategizing in sports helps improve problem-solving which is very helpful with academics. High school sport improves other life skills. Good communication and teamwork are some of the most important skills that you acquire from sport. Not only do these skills help you build solid friendships but are required to be successful in many careers. I am thankful for the benefits that I have received through high school sports, as they have accounted for my academic success and have ultimately made me a better person.”