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Sport Nova Scotia – Sport Chek Athletes of the Month

HALIFAX, NS (March 2016) – Fifteen year-old Alex Watters of Williamswood has been named Male Individual Athlete of the Month for his impressive results at the 2016 Elite Canada Gymnastics Championships hosted in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In his home province, Watters placed third in the All Around. Watters was named to the junior national team after this event.

Also competing at 2016 Elite Canada Gymnastics Championship was 12 year-old Jillian Langille of Beaver Bank. Of the 49 competitors selected from seven different provinces, Langille placed second overall. Because of her accomplishments, Langille is now a member of Canada’s High Performance Novice Team and is being recognized as February’s Female Individual Athlete of the Month.

Truro defenseman Jared McIsaac has been named Male Team Athlete of the month for his performance at the 2016 Youth Olympics. The 15 year-old was the lone Atlantic Canadian on Hockey Canada’s roster in the tournament, leading the team in scoring with one goal and three assists. McIsaac helped Team Canada to a silver medal finish.

Mary Fay of Chester has been awarded Female Team Athlete of the Month. Fay was selected to represent Canada’s mixed curling team at the 2016 Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. With Fay as Skip, Team Canada returned home with a gold medal, defeating Team USA 10-4 in the gold medal game.

The Athlete of the Month program is administered by Sport Nova Scotia, whose members are eligible to nominate athletes for the awards. A membership committee selects the award recipients for five possible categories: Male Individual Athlete, Female Individual Athlete, Male Team Athlete, Female Team Athlete, and Team. For more information about the awards, please visit www.sportnovascotia.ca
 
Sport Nova Scotia is a voice for amateur sport that promotes the benefits of health, personal development and achievement of all participants. Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government organization representing approximately 60 provincial sport organizations and more than 160,000 member Nova Scotians.

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For more information and/or athlete photos, please contact:

Ryan Francis

Tel: (902) 425-5450, ext. 362

Email: rfrancis@sportnovascotia.ca