Kaydi O'Connor-Stratton : Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (BECom)
A love of outdoors and an ever-changing environment is what keeps Kaydi attracted to her sport. Kaydi competes at both canoe slalom and whitewater rafting. She got into canoe slalom after watching her older brother compete. A few years later she put a team of canoers together for an impromptu whitewater rafting race and decided she enjoyed both sports. Kaydi came 23rd at the 2014 Junior Canoe Slalom World Championships in Sydney and was the overall Senior Female Kayaker at the 2014 New Zealand Secondary School Championships in Monowai. She also came first at the 2013 Youth Whitewater Rafting World Championships in Rotorua and fifth in canoe slalom at the 2014 Oceania Championships in Sydney. Kaydi was Deputy Head Girl at Mount Maunganui College, and captained the girls' first 11 football team. Kaydi has been inspired by both her principal and her coach, who encouraged her to always be the best she can. Kaydi plans to study Electronic Commerce at Waikato. Having heard great things about the Management School, and seeing the beautiful campus, Kaydi couldn't imagine studying anywhere else.
- New Zealand Team Selection - 01/03/2016
- Made National Selection for both the Under23 and Senior Teams for Canoe Slalom in the C1 class