Sutherland, Rowan receive 2018 Athlete of the Year honours

Savannah Sutherland of Borden and Ted Rowan of Martensville are among the outstanding athletes being honoured tonight, Thursday evening, March 28, at the 2018 Saskatchewan Sport Awards in Saskatoon.

Sutherland is the 2018 Youth – Female Athlete of the Year; and Rowan is the Master Athlete of the Year Awards. Both achieved impressive numbers of awards in track and field.

The Youth – Male Athlete of the Year is Daniel McCullough of Saskatoon (kayaking); Female Athlete of the Year is Shelby Newkirk of Saskatoon (para-swimming); Male Athlete of the Year is  Kurt Oatway of Regina (para-alpine skiing); and Team of the Year is the Team Sask Under-19 Women’s water polo team from Regina.

The recipients will be honoured Thursday night at the Saskatchewan Sport Awards in Saskatoon alongside eight other members of the province’s amateur sport community. Recipients for Coach Dedication, Coach of the Year, Official and Volunteer Awards were previously announced in March.

   “Every year, the Saskatchewan Sport Awards celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of coaches, officials, volunteers and athletes and we are incredibly proud of our honorees, including the Athlete of the Year recipients and finalists who have represented Saskatchewan with distinction both at home and abroad,” said Leslie Blyth, Chair of Sask Sport’s Board of Directors.

      “Their accomplishments go beyond gold medals and first-place finishes. Through hard work and dedication, each serves as inspiration for all future athletes who want to set goals, commit themselves to sport and pursue their dreams.”