The Stanford Daily newspaper featured Helena, who graduated from Stanford in June, in Wednesday’s issue. Thank you to Andrew Mather for writing an excellent article, and to Nick Salazar for the photo!
Sailor Helena Scutt ’14 was born an aspiring Olympian. Ever since her earliest years, she has always dreamed of having the chance to represent her country in the world’s greatest sporting competition.
“When I was young, I really wanted to go to the Olympics for soccer. I had a book about the Games, and I must have read it all, cover to cover, twenty times.”
Plenty has changed since Scutt’s childhood. Many obstacles have temporarily derailed her, and she even underwent a change of primary sports in high school. But the British-born Washingtonian has risen above the challenges and continuously pursued her early fantasy.
Just under two years before the world’s top competitors head to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games, Scutt is finally well-situated to achieve it. She and teammate Paris Henken have fought their way through many challenges to become America’s top-rated team in their class. Now, the remarkable duo is out to prove that they are…