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Ultimate Canada – January 13th, 2016, Ottawa, ON – Ultimate Canada wishes to congratulate Terri Whitehead on winning the Ultimate Canada 2015 Female Athlete of the Year Award.

Whitehead is one of the premier defenders in all of ultimate, using her speed, smarts, and aggressiveness, not to mention her incredible layout Ds, to regularly win matchups against the top offensive cutters in the sport. In 2015, she won gold at the Canadian Ultimate Championships (CUC) with Traffic (BC) and received the MVP title for the final game against Iris (QC). She represented Canada at the World Championships of Beach Ultimate in Dubai, and the Pan-American Ultimate Championships in Mexico. Her participation with Traffic in the USA Ultimate Triple Crown series earned her a nomination to Ultiworld’s All-Defensive Team.

Terri’s impressive athletic resume goes well beyond 2015. She has competed in:

 8 Canadian Ultimate Championships, including 3 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze medals;
 4 World Championships, her best result being a third place finish and Spirit Of The Game award winner with Team Canada Women at the World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC) 2012 in Japan, and;
 5 USA Ultimate National Championships.

Terri has been a member of Traffic, based in Vancouver, from 2011 to the present. She has displayed incredible commitment to the team and risen to the top of the game even while living in Calgary and contributing greatly to the development of ultimate in the prairie city. For many of those years she was simultaneously coaching Wild (Calgary Women’s team), playing with Traffic, and at times coaching the Calgary Junior Girls team.

Terri is a selfless and incredibly modest teammate and whenever recognition for her play is sent her way, she quickly deflects the praise towards the entire team. She reminds us all that it takes six other people on the field and a sideline of teammates for her to play as exceptionally as she does.

Ultimate (Frisbee), is one of the fastest growing sports in the country with more than 40,000 players in Canada. The annual UC Awards program highlights individuals and teams that contributed to the development and excellence of Ultimate in Canada.

Ultimate Canada is the governing body for the sport of Ultimate in Canada. The organization promotes the growth and development of Ultimate throughout the country. Visit our website at www.CanadianUltimate.com

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For media inquiries, please email Christiane Marceau at christiane@canadianultimate.com