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Trio up for awards
A pair of Langley Mustangs as well as the Trinity Western Spartans women’s soccer teams are among the finalists for the 48th annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards.
Georgia Ellenwood is one of three finalists for the female junior athlete of the year.
A member of the Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club, Ellenwood is up against Surrey golfer Taylor Kim and Vancouver fencer Emma von Dadelszen.
Ellenwood, who is currently attending the University of Wisconsin on a track and field scholarship, won 14 medals — including 11 gold — over her four-year career with the Langley Saints at the B.C. high school track and field championships. She also won her first international medal, a bronze, in her specialty, the heptathlon, at the Pan American junior championships in Colombia back in August.
Ellenwood’s former coach with the Mustangs, Kim Chapdelaine is one of three nominees for the female coach of the year award.
And the Trinity Western Spartans are up for the team of the year award.
The other nominees are Delta’s Team McNamara, a beach volleyball team, and the UBC men’s soccer team.
The Spartans won their second consecutive Canadian Interuniversity Sport national championship back in November.
The team had gone 8-1-3 in Canada West league play to finish fourth, but won 12 of their final 13 games — including five of six in the playoffs — to capture the CIS title for a record-tying fifth time.
The winners will be presented their awards at the awards ceremony and gala dinner on March 5 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.