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    September 24, 2014

    Basketball Well Represented at 2014 Sport Manitoba Scholarship Awards

    The sport of basketball was very well represented today at the Sport for Life Centre where $25,000 in academic scholarships were presented to fifteen high school students, seven university students, and four Manitoba coaches (26 total). The presentations included the Manitoba Foundation for Sport Scholarships, Milt Stegall Scholarships, Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship, Coaching Manitoba Bursaries, and Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarships.





    Pictured (L-R) Tiara Licsi, Alyssa Grant & Kerry Friesen

    This year the Manitoba Foundation for Sports scholarships (MFFS) recognized the exceptional achievements of 21 student athletes. These athletes represent six towns/cities and 18 different sports. 

    2014-15 Scholarship Recipients

    Presenter: 
    Paul Robson, Chair Manitoba Foundation for Sports, Past Chair Sport Manitoba

    $500 High School Scholarship Recipients:
    Name
    Sport
    Post-Secondary School
    Chelsea Dubiel
    Soccer
    University of Manitoba
    Chad Enns
    Track, Volleyball
    University of Manitoba
    Liam Grier
    Volleyball, Baseball
    University of Winnipeg
    Easton Gryba
    Basketball, Volleyball
    Brandon University
    Jessica Gundrum
    Track, X-C Ski, Curling, Badminton
    University of Manitoba
    Hannah Guttormson
    Paddler
    University of Manitoba
    Alisha Kaegi
    Judo, Wrestling
    University of Winnipeg
    Lindsey Kent
    Indoor & Outdoor Track, Speed Skater
    University of Manitoba
    Montana Kinzel
    Basketball, Volleyball, Track, X-C Ski
    University of Manitoba
    Tiara Licsi
    Basketball, Rugby, Track
    Canadian Mennonite Univ
    Zachary Myers
    Hockey, Wakeboarding
    University of Manitoba
    Shawn Pallister
    Basketball, Cross Country Ski, Volleyball
    University of Winnipeg
    Justin Ramgotra
    Wrestling, Football, Rugby
    University of Winnipeg
    Tegan Turner
    Track & field, Gymnastics
    University of Manitoba
    Nikki Majewski
    Basketball, Volleyball, Track & Field
    Brandon University

    Tiara Licsi, Basketball Rugby, Track, CMU


    $1000 University Scholarship Recipients


    Name
    Sport
    Post-Secondary School
    Amir Ali
    Basketball
    University of Manitoba
    Eric Guy
    Athletics
    University of Manitoba
    Joel Makara
    Volleyball
    Brandon University
    Eric Mazur
    Weightlifting
    University of Winnipeg
    Taylor Pischke
    Volleyball
    University of Manitoba
    Milana Schipper
    Baton
    University of Manitoba



    Milt Stegall Scholarships
    This scholarship increases the awards for the top graduating high school student entering a post-secondary institution to $1000, and the top student in their second or subsequent year in a post-secondary institution to $2000. Recipients of this year’s two Milt Stegall scholarships have been selected from today’s Foundation scholarship recipients.

    Presenter: 
    Milt Stegall, Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumni

    Recipients: 

    • High School – Chad Enns - additional $500
    • University - Taylor Pischke - additional $1000

    Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship
    This scholarship was created in 2012 in memory of Robert (Bud) Tinsley, by his family and friends. The scholarship recipient is selected from among the Manitoba Foundation for Sport scholarship recipients, based on the added criteria of leadership. 

    Presenter:
    Cindy Tinsley, Daughter

    Recipient:
    Eric Guy - additional $500


    Coaching Manitoba Bursaries
    One male and one female each from Winnipeg and Rural Manitoba received a $500 bursary to be used toward their 2014-2015 tuition. The bursaries have been named after two special coaches in Manitoba: Silvio Sboto and Jeff Collins.

    Presenter:
    Sheldon Reynolds, Coach Education Coordinator, Sport Manitoba

    Recipients:
    Silvio Sboto Memorial Rural Coach Award Female: Ryann Lewis - Brandon, gymnastics
    Silvio Sboto Memorial Rural Coach Award Male: Kerry Friesen – Steinbach, basketball
    Jeff Collins Memorial Winnipeg Coach Award Female: Alyssa Grant - basketball
    Jeff Collins Memorial Winnipeg Coach Award Male: Taran Barrett - gymnastics


    Kerry Friesen – Steinbach, basketball


    Alyssa Grant - basketball


    Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarships
    One male and one female high performance athlete enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Manitoba each received $3,000 today.

    Presenter:
    Paul Robson, Manitoba Foundation for Sports Board Member, Past Chair Sport Manitoba

    Recipients:
    Female: Taylor Pischke, University of Manitoba, volleyball 
    Male: Daniel Grant, University of Manitoba, curling

    Photos
    Link to photo album


    About:
    Sport Manitoba is a not for profit organization and the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located in the Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Power Smart Manitoba Games, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Fit Kids Healthy Kids, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Centre, Sport Performance Centre, and Sport Resource Centre.

    The Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarship program administered by Sport Manitoba was established to support young athletes of Sport Manitoba partners, who continue to participate in amateur sport while pursuing a post-secondary education on a full time basis. The Manitoba Foundation for Sports Scholarship Program was established in 1992. The top applicant in each category is awarded the Milt Stegall Scholarship.

    Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship: In memory of Robert (Bud) Tinsley, his family and friends created a $500 scholarship to recognize a Manitoba student athlete who demonstrates similar leadership traits that were attributable to Bud. His numerous awards included: induction into the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame, the CFL Hall of Fame and four time inductee into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. The scholarship recipient is selected from among the Manitoba Foundation for Sport scholarship recipients, based on the added criteria of leadership.

    Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship Endowment Fund provides financial support for Manitoba's high performance athletes in their pursuit of excellence at the national and international levels of competition while serving as a tribute to commemorate the Manitoba visit of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal in 1999. The Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarship awards two (2) scholarships per year valued up to $3,000 each to one male and one female high performance athlete enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Manitoba.

    Silvio Sboto Memorial Rural Coach Award: Silvio Sboto was a dedicated and humble man who started learning judo in the late 50s after immigrating to Canada from his native Peru. He resided in Brandon for the last thirty years where he worked at the Seikeikan Judo Club. Silvio was the chair of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) for Judo Canada. Silvio spent 10 years as an NCCP Theory Course Conductor and attained Level 4 NCCP status. He also had his 5th degree black belt and was a national ‘C’ referee in Judo.

    Jeff Collins Memorial Winnipeg Coach Award: Jeff Collins’ expertise earned him a reputation as a coach’s coach. Jeff served as head coach and clinician for the Legion Athletic Camps at the International Peach Garden for 32 years. He was the convenor and co-meet director of the MHSAA’s provincial track and field champs from 1984 to 2001. Jeff attained his level 3 NCCP and also worked with world class special needs athletes. In 2003, Jeff was inducted to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.



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