Jennifer Robinson is Canada’s top Ladies figure skater. She began her skating career in Windsor when she was 10 and came to Barrie at 13 as a member of Mariposa School of Skating. Robinson, a Barrie resident for the last 11 years is now a proud Barrie homeowner. Jennifer was the Junior Canadian Champion in 1994. At the senior level she has been the Canadian Ladies Champion in 1996,1999, 2000 and 2001. She placed fourth in the 2000 Skate Canada International competition and fifth at the Trophée Lalique in Paris. At the 2000 Women’s World Figure Skating Championship in Nice, France, Jennifer placed eighth. This high finish allowed Canada in enter two skaters in the 2001 Worlds in Vancouver. Upon her return to Barrie, the city honored Jennifer with a plaque for bringing honour and recognition to the city. She also received the “Paul Hams Fellowship”, the highest honour that Barrie Huronia Rotary Club bestows for her unselfish contribution to local community charities. Jennifer Robinson freely gives her time to many benefit shows. In her spare time, Jennifer is a part time University student.
Other nominees for the 2000 Athlete of the Year were:
David Killam: An extraordinary volleyball player, he earned spots on Team Ontario and Team Canada Youth. David began his 2000 season by leading his Barrie Georgian Cubs to a Provincial Bronze medal. Team Ontario won the National Championship with Killam being selected MVP. His Eastview Wildcats team won a silver medal in the OFSAA Championship. Kellam received the Ken Davies Memorial Award – Ontario Volleyball’s top individual award given to the top youth player.
Krissy Kort: As a student at Barrie North Collegiate she was a five year member of their GBSSA Championship Basketball team. She also played on three GBSSA Volleyball championship teams. Kort was instrumental in leading the Georgian Grizzlies to the playoffs for the very first time. In 2000, Kort averaged 20.1 points per game second in the Ontario College Athletic Association. She was selected twice as the OCAA female athlete of week and recognized as Georgian’s top female athlete. She was also honoured with an all-Canadian team selection at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association’s award banquet in Calgary.