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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

March Cleve’s Source for Sports Athlete of the Month winners announced

HALIFAX, NS (April 26, 2017) – The Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Individual Athlete of the Month is Brianna Harris. The 20 year-old Valley snowshoer recently competed at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria where she placed 3rd in the 400m and 4th in the 200m events. Harris was also a member of Canada’s 4x400m relay team which captured gold.

Hunter Carroll of Halifax has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Individual Athlete of the Month. Carroll, 18, recently competed at the 2017 Senior Canadian Taekwondo Championships where he clinched a silver medal in the Senior Male <68kg category. With this result, Carroll has qualified to represent Canada at the 2017 Summer Universiade which is to be held this August in Taipei.

The Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Team Athlete of the Month honour has been awarded to Jennifer MacNeil. The 30 year-old goalball player was a member of Team Nova Scotia at the 2017 Ontario Provincial Championships. The team clinched a gold medal in the mixed division which saw fifteen teams from three provinces compete. MacNeil netted 8 goals through tournament play.

Brent MacDougall of Dartmouth has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Team Athlete of the Month.  MacDougall’s rink won the Nova Scotia Provincial Mixed Curling Championships, finishing the event with a 7-0 record. The team will represent Nova Scotia at the Canadian Mixed Championships this November.

Kailey Stewart and Robert Fougere have been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Team of the Month. The figure skating duo clinched first place in mixed pairs at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. Stewart and Fougere also competed as singles where they both picked up additional medals.

The Athlete of the Month program is administered by Sport Nova Scotia, whose members are eligible to nominate athletes for the awards. A membership committee selects the award recipients for five possible categories: Male Individual Athlete, Female Individual Athlete, Male Team Athlete, Female Team Athlete, and Team. For more information about the awards, please visit www.sportnovascotia.ca
 
Sport Nova Scotia is a voice for amateur sport that promotes the benefits of health, personal development and achievement of all participants. Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government organization representing approximately 60 provincial sport organizations and more than 160,000 member Nova Scotians.

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For more information and/or athlete photos, please contact:

Janine MacIntyre

Tel: (902) 425-5450, ext. 362

Email: jmacintyre@sportnovascotia.ca

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