The Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards finalists have been selected.
The 12th annual awards gala will be held Feb. 17 at the Coast Bastion Hotel.
This year’s finalists include:
Male Team Athlete of the Year – Josh Burgmann, baseball; Dustin Rodriguez, football; Shun Takano, soccer.Female Team Athlete of the Year – Sienna Pollard, basketball; Tylar Turnbull, volleyball; Marika Van Osch, curling.Male Individual Athlete of the Year – Dallas Jones, golf; Tyler Radelja, 10-pin bowling; Ross Walker, boxing.Female Individual Athlete of the Year – Lorrie Baildham, cycling; Ivy Richardson, boxing; Shelly Stouffer, golf.Male Junior Team Athlete of the Year – Isaac Bevis, volleyball; Finn Bradbrooke, football; Will Cookman, lacrosse.Female Junior Team Athlete of the Year – Hayley Goodwin, volleyball; Madeline Hart, basketball; Veronica Wong, baseball.Male Junior Individual Athlete of the Year – Adin Brenner, gymnastics; Tayden De Pol, swimming; Ayden Houle, cycling.Female Junior Individual Athlete of the Year – Hassy Fashina-Bombata, track and field; Alicia Fiandor, judo; Meg Montgomery, rowing.Masters Athlete of the Year – Nola Hendrie, track and field; Dwayne Johnston, jiu-jitsu; James Scantland, swimming.Partners of the Year – Erin MacNeil and Sophie Dendes, beach volleyball; B.J. Laredo and Scott Steel, pro wrestling; Gus Thorne and Donn Sherry, blind lawn bowling.Team of the Year – Nanaimo Hornets Div. 1 men’s rugby; Vancouver Island University Mariners women’s basketball; VIU Mariners women’s volleyball.Junior Team of the Year – Nanaimo Buccaneers U18 baseball; Nanaimo District Islanders junior varsity football; Upper Island Storm U14 girls’ soccer.High Performance Coach of the Year – Robert Biernacki, jiu-jitsu; Craig Rutherford, rowing; Janice Walker, badminton.Grassroots Coach of the Year – Meghan Carver, volleyball; Raf Korkowski, weightlifting; Shawn Owen, volleyball.Sport Administrator of the Year – Mike Holyk, baseball; Jereme MacKinnon, baseball; Vicky Long, hockey.Official of the Year – Mike Eade, baseball; Ryan Sirk, hockey; Garrett Watson, lacrosse/soccer.Sports Story of the Year – Great International World Championship Bathtub Race celebrates 50th anniversary; Nanaimo District Islanders and John Barsby Bulldogs play in B.C. football final; Nanaimo Track and Field Club hosts B.C. High School Track and Field Championships.
To become an event sponsor or for ticket information, please call event chairwoman Marilyn Sullivan at 250-716-6110.