UVic Torch -- Spring 2006
Spring 2006,
Volume 27, Number 1

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FOCUS. COURAGE. DETERMINATION. They’re what Lauren Woolstencroft, BEng ’05, says she gets from elite athletic competition. At the Torino Paralympic Games, the 24-year-old added another chapter to a brilliant alpine skiing career when she won a gold medal in the Giant Slalom and silver in the Super G. Born without legs below the knees and without her left arm below the elbow, she uses prosthetics (and a definite competitive streak) to race with the best of them.

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