The University of Calgary Dinos announced the Holly Ellsworth-Clark Memorial Scholarship to honour the former wrestler’s legacy and celebrate athletes who embody “passion, kindness and authenticity” like she did.
“Holly was a standout not because of her size and wrestling style, but because of her kindness and love that infused all of the relationships with her teammates,” said the university in a statement. “She will be remembered for her joy for the sport of wrestling, as someone who lived life of their own terms and who was fiercely committed to doing the right thing.”
Ellsworth-Clark, 27, was found dead in September after an almost eight-month long search following her disappearance in January. She moved to Hamilton, Ont. to pursue music after graduating from university in Calgary where she took home Canada West Wrestling Championships dual wins.
Olympian Erica Wiebe, a former teammate of Ellsworth-Clark, said she left a lasting impact.