Scott earns maiden victory

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Danielle Scott flying high at Sochi 2014

Australian aerial skier Danielle Scott (Bachelor of Communications) has won her maiden Freestyle Skiing World Cup aerials event and finished third overall in the World Rankings.

The Winter Olympian, Danielle achieved a perfect double full-full that earned her a score of 94.82 and her first career World Cup win at the premier event, in Moscow.

The win was also Danielle’s second podium of the season, and came on the heels of back-to-back disappointments at the previous aerials World Cup in Lake Placid, USA, where she finished both competitions outside of the top-10.

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Danielle Scott, Sochi 2014

With the tour now over, Danielle finished third on the World Cup leader board.

Danielle was thrilled with the results following the tour.

“I’m feeling incredible. This is a feeling that money can’t buy. It’s a lot of hard work that’s gone into this and it’s finally paid off.”

Danielle is a member of the Griffith Sports College

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Danielle Scott competing in the Freestyle Skiing Ladies’ Aerials Finals at The 2014 Winter Olympics Sochi, Russia.

which supports elite athletes as they balance study and training.

Griffith’s Sports College Manager Mr Duncan Free was delighted with Danielle’s win.

“It’s great to have a Winter Olympian like Danielle studying at Griffith. To see her achieve great results on the world stage, in a northern hemisphere dominated sport, is simply awesome.

“Travelling overseas as often as she does and achieving strong results both in the snow and at university, is a massive achievement in its own right.”