Stephanie Sherlock was named the top junior girl golfer in Canada by the RCGA. She earned the Future Links Junior Girls Order of Merit title after a stunning season which saw her place third at both the Royale National Junior Girl’s Championship and the Royale Cup National Women’s Amateur Championship. Sherlock also finished third in the 2005 Women’s Amateur Order of Merit Standings. She is the highest ranked junior player in Canada and is ranked No. 23 in the class of 2006 by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard. Stephanie was recently named to the 2006 Canadian Junior National team, the highest honour for female golfers in Canada. She signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Denver and play golf beginning in the fall of 2006.
Other nominees for the 2005 Athlete of the Year were:
Suzanne Gavine-Hlady: A Bobsleigh pilot, Suzanne realized her dream to compete at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games. Suzanne grew up in Barrie and attended the University of Windsor where she competed in both hockey and track and field. She was a member of two National Championship teams and was the Canadian University Shot Put Champion in 1998. Her very successful development season, in bobsleigh, saw her win the overall America’s Cup circuit qualifying her for the final World Cup of the 2004-2005 World Cup tour and ultimately the 2005 World Championships. Consequently, in her only World Cup of the season, she had the best Canadian team performance of the season and made one of her three Canadian Olympic standards with her seventh place finish. At the 2006 Torino Olympics she earned a 13th place standing.
Amanda Truelove: In February of 2005, she competed in the Ontario Indoor Championships at York setting a record in the 3000m for Midget Girls. She was ranked 2nd in Ontario in the 1500m and 1st in the 3000m of that year. In the summer of 2005 at the RCL Ontario Outdoor Championships, Amanda won the 1500m and came second in the 3000m. These showings entitled her to attend the 2005 National Track and Field Championships in Edmonton where she won both events. Amanda has been a member of the South Simcoe/Dufferin Track and Field Club for the past 6 years.