Jillian Gallays 30 St. Brieux Wrestling
Nominated by Saskatchewan Amateur Wrestling Association

* CSCS Registered Athlete

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  • At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games competed in the 53 kg category, against 18 athletes.
  • Won a gold medal and went undefeated at the Pan Am Olympic Qualifier in Texas. Competed against nine other athletes from three countries. Her success at this event qualified her for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Marsha Hudey 26 White City Speed Skating
Nominated by Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association

* CSCC Registered Athlete

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  • Won gold in the 500m and qualified for the Canadian Long Track team at the Fall World Cup Selections in Montreal. Also won silver in the 1,000m.
  • At the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup in China, placed fourth out of 20 competitors from eight countries in the 500m. The top Canadian and only 0.07 seconds behind the third-place finisher.
  • Finished fourth out of 20 athletes from nine countries at an ISU World Cup in Japan, once again finishing 0.07 seconds out of third place.

27 Humboldt Athletics

Nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics

* CSCS Registered Athlete

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  • Won a bronze medal in heptathlon at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, becoming the first Canadian Olympian to ever medal in that event. There were 31 participants in the field.
  • As part of her bronze-medal performance, she had personal-best performances in high jump (1.86m) and overall score (6,653). She finished the Olympics ranked #2 in Canada in high jump.
  • Won a gold medal in heptathlon in a field of 33 athletes from 20 countries at the Hypo-Meeting in Austria. Set a Saskatchewan Athletics Native/Open Outdoor record in the 100m hurdles (12.93). She also posted personal bests in the 200m (23.33) and javelin (47.74).
  • Won gold out of 12 competitors in pentathlon at the International Association of Athletics Federations World (IAAF) Indoor Championships. Set Saskatchewan Athletics Native/Open Indoor records for senior women in the 60m hurdles (8.04), long jump (6.42m) and overall score (4,881). Achieved a personal best in the 800m (2:09.99). There were 12 participants from nine countries.

Samantha Matheson 22 Saskatoon Football
Nominated by Football Saskatchewan Inc.
  • The Fullback/Tailback for the Saskatoon Valkyries of the Western Women's Canadian Football League (WWCFL) rushed for 282 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries in four regular season games. Helped the Valkyries capture their 5th Western Women's Canadian Football League (WWCFL) Prairie Conference Championship and Western Title.
  • Rushed for 197 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries as Saskatchewan defeated Quebec 34-22 in the final of the Women's National Football Championship at Mosaic Stadium.
  • Was named the Most Valuable Player of the final game and of the tournament, rushing for 278 yards and three touchdowns over two games.














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