Scotties All-Stars, Sportsmanship and Builder Award winners announced
The first and second All-Star teams at the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts were announced, with Team Canada claiming three of the first-team awards. The first All-Star team includes second Alison Kreviazuk (90%), third Emma Miskew (91%) and Rachel Homan at skip (90%). Named first-team All-Star lead was Nova Scotia’s Teri Lake (89%). The second-team All-Star skip is Chelsea Carey (85%) from Team Manitoba. At lead is Team Ontario’s Morgan Court (89%). Saskatchewan placed two All-Stars on the second team – Sherri Singler (88%) at second and third Sherry Anderson (85%) All-Star teams are selected solely on their statistics during round-robin play.Also announced were the winners of both the Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship and the Joan Mead Builder Awards. The Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award was presented to Saskatchewan’s Sherry Anderson, who was making her seventh appearance at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. This cherished award is selected by the curlers and is named in honour of the late Saskatchewan skip who won the first women’s World title for Canada in 1980. The award honours an individual who the competitors feel exemplifies the true spirit of curling. The Joan Mead Builder Award was presented to Linda Moore, who has been a key member of the TSN curling coverage team since 1989. Linda won the world curling title in 1995 and skipped Canada to a gold medal at the Olympics in 1988 in Calgary, when curling was a demonstration sport. Each year, this award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the growth and development of women’s curling in Canada. The Builders Award is named after Joan Mead, the late CBC producer who is credited with many innovative developments in curling broadcasting. One final award, the Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player award, will be presented during the closing ceremonies of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts on Sunday, February 8, along with the Shot of the Week Award.