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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Black, Watters, and the Tigers 18U Women’s Volleyball Team

win May’s Cleve’s Source for Sports Athlete of the Month honours

HALIFAX, NS (June 21, 2017) – The Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Individual Athlete of the Month is Ellie Black. The 21-year-old gymnast from Halifax recently competed at the Canadian Artistic Gymnastic Championships in Montreal where she captured her fourth senior all-around title. Black also won medals on the beam (silver), vault (silver), and floor (gold).

Also competing at the Canadian Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Alex Watters of Williamswood has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Individual Athlete of the Month. The 17-year-old gymnast won bronze in the junior men’s all-around category. The result follows Watters’ gold medal win in the all-around competition at Elite Canada in February.

The Tigers 18U Women’s Volleyball Team has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Team of the Month. Coached by Rick Scott, the team won a bronze medal in the Tier 1 division at the National Women’s 18U Volleyball Championships in Edmonton. The win marked the best finish for a Nova Scotia team in 30 years at a national volleyball championship.

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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