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More than $20K in sports scholarships awarded

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Some of this province’s best and brightest had their athletic dreams helped Thursday with the presentation of over $20,000 in academic scholarships at the Sport for Life Centre.

The presentations, which included the Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarships, Milt Stegall Scholarships, Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship, Coaching Manitoba Bursaries and Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarships were presented to 10 high-school students, nine university students and four Manitoba coaches.

Here is the list of the scholarship recipients:

Manitoba Foundation for Sports scholarships:

$500 High School Scholarship Recipients:

Taylor Gillespie - College Jeanne-Sauvé - Boxing & Rugby

Josef Hamraev - Nellie McClung Collegiate - Judo

Kerri Kuzbyt - Sisler High School - Basketball

Nicole McGlenen - St. Mary's Academy - Hockey

Tyler Mislawchuk - Vincent Massey Collegiate - Triathlon

Derek Oryniak - Miles Macdonell Collegiate - Curling

Jocelyne Robidoux - St. Claude School Complex - Broomball

Taylor Thorkelsson - Dakota Collegiate - Basketball

Chelsea Van Deynze - Ecole Somerset School - Hockey


$1000 University Scholarship Recipients

Amir Ali - University of Manitoba - Basketball

Mitchell Billinkoff - University of Manitoba – Table Tennis

Kevin Boreskie - University of Manitoba - Ultimate & Pistol

Carleen Kruschel - University of Winnipeg - Volleyball

Riley MacCharles - University of Manitoba - Triathlon

Nicholas McCaughan - University of Winnipeg - Volleyball

Taylor McVannel - University of Manitoba – Softball & Hockey

Taylor Pischke - University of Manitoba - Volleyball

Dane Pischke - University of Manitoba - Volleyball


Milt Stegall Scholarships

This scholarship increases the awards for the top graduating high-school student entering a post-secondary institution to $1000, and the top student in their second or subsequent year in a post-secondary institution to $2000. This year’s two Stegall scholarships have been selected from the foundation scholarship recipients.


High School - Taylor Gillespie - additional $500

University - Taylor Pischke - additional $1000


Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship

Created last fall, in memory of former Winnipeg Blue Bomber and Canadian Football Hall of Famer Robert (Bud) Tinsley by his family and friends, this scholarship is awarded to a Manitoba Foundation for Sport scholarship recipient, based on the added criteria of leadership.


Taylor McVannel - additional $500


Coaching Manitoba Bursaries

One male and one female each from Winnipeg and Rural Manitoba each received a $500 bursary to be used toward their 2012-2013 tuition. The bursaries have been named after two special coaches in Manitoba: Silvio Sboto, who immigrated to Canada from Peru in the 1950s and was active in judo and Jeff Collins, who served as head coach and clinician for the Legion Athletic Camps at the International Peace Gardens for 32 years and was co-meet director of the high-school track-and-field championships from 1984-2001.


Silvio Sboto Rural Coach Award Female - Brittany Stojak - Oakbank, Ringette

Silvio Sboto Rural Coach Award Male - Adam Kowalchuk - Gimli, Basketball

Jeff Collins Winnipeg Coach Award Female - Lea Romanchuk - Volleyball

Jeff Collins Winnipeg Coach Award Male - Ryan Munt - Volleyball


Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarships

One male and one female high performance athlete enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Manitoba each received $3,000 today.


Female - Ashley Grose - University of Manitoba, Paddling

Male - Dane Pischke - University of Manitoba, Volleyball


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