Sask Sport Inc. is pleased to announce the 2012 Athlete of the Year finalists for the Saskatchewan Sport Awards. Every year Sask Sport Inc. recognizes individuals and teams for their outstanding contributions to and achievements in amateur sport by presenting the Athlete of the Year Awards.
Three finalists are chosen in the following categories: master, youth male, youth female, male, female and team. From these finalists an award recipient is determined by an online voting process taking place from January 28th to February 1st, 2013. Voting is open to eligible organizations, including Sask Sport Inc.’s Active and Affiliate members, the Provincial Sport Governing Bodies, and the Saskatchewan sports media. The 2012 Athlete of the Year award recipients will be announced by Sask Sport Inc. in February.
“The Athlete of the Year Awards provides a unique opportunity to recognize the very best that Saskatchewan has to offer in terms of its amateur athletes,” says Nada Gorman, President of Sask Sport Inc. “We are pleased to acknowledge their accomplishments, and we want to thank everyone for helping to make amateur sport such a great success in Saskatchewan this past year.”
The finalists for the 2012 Athlete of the Year Awards are:
Master: Cathy New, Regina, Synchro, nominated by Synchro Saskatchewan; Janis Shirriff, Saskatoon, Swim, nominated by Swim Saskatchewan Inc.; Marg Tosh, Saskatoon, Athletics, nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics
Youth – Male: Jarret Kenke, Saskatoon, Canoe Kayak, nominated by Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan; Jordan Schulz, Strasbourg, Baseball, nominated by Sask Baseball; Rylan Wiens, Saskatoon, Dive, nominated by Dive Sask
Youth – Female: Sierra Bronkhorst, Rowing, nominated by Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Rowing Association; Gabrielle Edwards, Saskatoon, Triathlon, nominated by Saskatchewan Triathlon Association Corporation; Katelyn Lehner, Prince Albert, Athletics-Heptathlon, nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics
Male: Arnold Boldt, Saskatoon, Cycling, nominated by Saskatchewan Cycling Association; Tyler Frank, Saskatoon, Golf, nominated by Golf Saskatchewan; Kelly Wiebe, Regina, Athletics, nominated by University of Regina
Female: Keira Frie, Saskatoon, Wheelchair Athletics, nominated by Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association; Kaylyn Kyle, Saskatoon, Soccer, nominated by Saskatchewan Soccer Association; Brianne Theisen, Humboldt, Athletics-Heptathlon, nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics
Team: Eastside Vortex Under 18, Saskatoon, Soccer, nominated by Saskatchewan Soccer Association; Regina Red Sox, Regina, Baseball, nominated by Sask Baseball; Saskatoon Hilltops, Saskatoon, Football, nominated by Football Saskatchewan