Velma Springstead Trophy

The Velma Springstead Trophy is an award presented annually to Canada's outstanding female athlete. It is named in honour of track athlete Velma Springstead whose career ended prematurely when she died from pneumonia in 1927 when only 20 years old. The Women's Amateur Athletic Federation of Canada founded this award in 1934. The trophy, also known as the "Rose Bowl," was donated by Alexandrine Gibb, sportswriter with the Toronto Star. The award is now managed by the True Sport Foundation.

Past recipients


*2006 - Cindy Klassen, speed skating
*2005 - Cindy Klassen, speed skating
*2004 - Chantal Petitclerc, wheelchair athletics
*2003 - Perdita Felicien, track and field
*2002 - Catriona Le May Doan, speed skating
*2001 - Catriona Le May Doan, speed skating
*2000 - Caroline Brunet, canoeing
*1999 - Caroline Brunet, canoeing
*1998 - Catriona Le May Doan, speed skating
*1997 - Caroline Brunet, canoeing
*1996 - Alison Sydor, cycling
*1995 - Alison Sydor, cycling
*1994 - Myriam Bédard, biathlon
*1993 - Kate Pace, alpine skiing
*1992 - Kerrin Lee-Gartner, alpine skiing
*1991 - Silken Laumann, rowing
*1990 - Sylvie Daigle, speed skating
*1989 - Heather Houston, curling
*1988 - Carolyn Waldo, synchronized swimming
*1987 - Carolyn Waldo, synchronized swimming
*1986 - Carolyn Waldo, synchronized swimming
*1985 - Carolyn Waldo, synchronized swimming
*1984 - Linda Thom, shooting
*1983 - Lynn Chronobrywy, modern pentathlon
*1982 - Angella Taylor-Issajenko, track and field
*1981 - Susan Nattrass, shooting
*1980 - Angella Taylor-Issajenko, track and field
*1979 - Helen Vanderberg, synchronized swimming
*1978 - Diane Jones-Konihowski & Cathy Sherk, track and field
*1977 - Sylvia Burka, cycling & Susan Nattrass, shooting
*1976 - Cheryl Gibson, swimming
*1975 - Nancy Garapick, figure skating & Diane Jones, track and field
*1974 - Wendy Cook, swimming
*1973 - Karen Magnussen, figure skating
*1972 - Karen Magnussen, figure skating

*1971 -
*1970 -
*1969 -
*1968 -
*1967 -
*1966 - Elaine Tanner, swimming
*1965 - Petra Burka, figure skating
*1964 -
*1963 - Nancy McCredie, track and field
*1962 - Mary Stewart, swimming
*1961 - Mary Stewart, swimming
*1960 - Anne Heggtveit, skiing
*1959 - Anne Heggtveit, skiing
*1958 - Lucile Wheeler, skiing
*1957 -
*1956 -
*1955 -
*1954 -
*1953 -
*1952 -
*1951 -
*1950 -
*1949 -
*1948 - Viola Myers, track and field
*1947 -
*1946 -
*1945 -
*1944 - Rhona Wurtele and Rhoda Wurtele, skiing
*1943 - Joan Langdon, swimming
*1942 -
*1941 - Mary Rose Thacker, figure skating
*1940 - Dorothy Walton, badminton
*1939 - Jeanette Dolson, track and field
*1938 - Noel MacDonald, basketball
*1937 - Robina Higgins, track and field
*1936 - Betty Taylor, track and field
*1935 - Aileen Meagher, track and field
*1934 - Phyllis Dewar, swimming

ee also

* Bobbie Rosenfeld Award
* Lou Marsh Trophy

External links

* [http://www.truesportpur.ca/index.php/category/55 True Sport Foundation: Canadian Sport Awards]


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