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Nominees for Manitoba's top athletes announced

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ATHLETES in the running for the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association provincial male athlete of the year are University of Winnipeg Wesmen and the CIS men's volleyball player of the year Ben Schellenberg; archery's Jay Lyon, who was 10th overall in the men's individual recurve competition at the Olympic Games in Beijing; badminton's David Snider, a gold medallist in men's singles and the men's team event at the Pan American championships; Doug Brown of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, nominated the team's outstanding player in three categories; and Khaleal Williams of the Winnipeg Rifles, named the Canadian Junior Football League's outstanding offensive player.

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.

 

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 11, 2008 C2

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