Athlete Pathway

Chelsea Guthrie

PANDAS RUGBY (2010-2013)

Originally from Edmonton, Chelsea graduated from W.P. Wagner High School before attending the University of Alberta. A four-year starter, Chelsea earned 4 Canada-West All-Star awards, and 2 CIS All-Canadian First team selections. In 2012 the Pandas and Chelsea earned a bronze medal at the CIS Championships, and Chelsea was 1 of 4 nominees for Player of the Year. In her final year in 2013, Chelsea won a CIS Gold Medal and was named the CIS Championship MVP.

Before earning a spot on the National Senior Women’s Team in 2015, Chelsea had previously suited up for her country, representing Canada at the University level in the 2012 FISU 7’s in France, and the 2013 Summer Universiade Games in Kazan, Russia, where she helped the team to a Bronze Medal.

Chelsea Guthrie has received her first caps at the International Level, playing against New Zealand and England in 2015 for the Summer Super Series. She also traveled to England with the Canadian Maple Leafs team in autumn 2015 and played 2 games against the home side.

In the videos below, Chelsea explains how the choices she made as a young athlete led to her current success:

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Chelsea lists the other sports she played growing up and how that multi-sport involvement helped her develop as an athlete.

Chelsea conveys what her experience as an University of Alberta Panda meant to her.

Chelsea talks about where her experience as an University of Alberta Panda led to.