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This article was published 10/12/2008 (2812 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The list of women vying for the province's top honour include Manitoba Bison Samantha Loewen, the CIS women's volleyball rookie of the year; soccer's Erin McNulty, the starting goalkeeper for Canada's national women's under-20 team in winning the CONCACAF championship; Alana Miller, a repeat winner as the Canadian women's squash champion, who reached the round of 32 in the world championship; Jennifer Saunders, who won three bronze medals in the World Raquetball Championships in Ireland; and Michele Stilwell, who won gold medals in wheelchair racing's 100 and 200 metres at the Paralympic Games in Beijing.
In the team category, there are three from the sport of curling, headed by the women's Canadian and World champion Jennifer Jones foursome, the national junior women's championship quartet skipped by Kaitlyn Lawes, and Sean Grassie's Canadian Mixed champions, who won that title in Iqaluit, Nunavut, last month. Other teams in the running are the University of Winnipeg Wesmen CIS national men's volleyball runners-up, and the Winnipeg Thrashers, silver medallists in the Telus Cup national midget hockey championship.
Sportswriters Jim Bender of the Winnipeg Sun and Ed Tait of the Free Press will be inducted into the MSSA Manitoba Media Roll of Honour at the awards dinner on Jan. 25.