Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Cleve’s Source for Sports Athletes of the Month for December announced


(Halifax, December 18, 2019) Jacob Cote is the Junior Male Athlete of the Month. The 14-year-old figure skater from Dartmouth competed at the 2020 Challenge in Edmonton from November 27-30 where he placed 11th in Men’s Pre Novice. The national competition hosted over 500 athletes from across Canada.

Abby Lewis is the Junior Female Athlete of the Month. The 13-year-old cross country runner from Beaver Bank placed fourth in the girls U16 division at the 2019 Canadian Cross Country Championship. The national competition was held in Abbotsford and hosted over 700 runners.

Cooper Emin is the Senior Male Athlete of the Month. The 22-year-old long track speed skater from Dartmouth competed at the ISU Junior World Cup 2 in the Netherlands from November 23-24. Emin was part of Team Canada’s three member crew that won gold in the Neo-Senior Men’s Team Sprint. He also placed fourth in the 1000m, fifth in the 500m, and ninth in the 1,500m.

Jennie Bovard is the Senior Female Athlete of the Month. The 32-year-old goalball player from Halifax competed at the 5th Annual Nova Scotia Invitational Goalball Tournament from November 22-24 in Halifax where her team took home gold. The regional competition hosted six teams from Eastern Canada.

Team Tanya Phillips is the team of the month. The crew from the CFB Curling Club in Halifax won silver at the Curling Club Championship that took place in Leduc from November 25-30. The national competition hosted 14 teams from across the country.

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

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.


For more information and/or athlete photos, please contact:
Kate Trask Communications Coordinator
Sport Nova Scotia

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