Long-term Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) scholarship holder Danielle Scott confirmed her status as aerial skiing’s best, winning her first ever World Cup Crystal Globe title.
Scott finished second In the final leg of the FIS World Cup tour, at Almaty, Kazakhstan, securing herself enough points to finish top of the World Cup standings.
Physical Preparation Manager Will Morgan, who has worked with Scott since 2017, was “delighted” to see the result overnight and for Scott to win the Crystal Globe.
“Dani [Scott] has worked incredibly hard over so many years, so to see her get rewarded for all of efforts this season is fantastic,” he said.
Since joining the VIS in 2009, Scott has faced various challenges that come with high-performance sport. However, Morgan is not surprised by her recent international success, crediting her work ethic and dedication.
“Dani is a very hard-working athlete and a pleasure to work with,” he said.
“She is constantly travelling internationally throughout the competition season with remote programs and regular discussions to plan her strength and conditioning training around training camps, travel, and competition.”
“She keeps an open mind to her training, and we need to be flexible and creative in her programming and exercise choices.”
When Scott is in Australia, she travels between the Geoff Henke Olympic Winter Training Centre in Brisbane and the VIS.
“Dani travels to Melbourne periodically and we take the opportunity to train at the VIS and conduct physical testing using the testing facilities we have,” Morgan said.
Scott was thrilled after collecting her first ever Crystal Globe and thanked her support crew for what has been “a crazy ride."
“There is a lot of weight to this one, for me it’s honestly - finally," she said.
“I am so proud of the team around me, my coaches, just everyone, we have worked so well together this season and I am so grateful.”
Image: Danielle Scott with her first ever Crystal Globe // Images: David Morris