Jacqueline Rennebohm named as Finalist for 2007 Sport Awards

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Saskatchewan – Swim Saskatchewan is pleased to announce that Jacqueline Rennebohm has been named as 1 of 3 finalists for the 2007 Sask Sport Athlete of the Year Award in the Youth Female category.

Swim Saskatchewan nominated Jacqueline based on her achievements at the 2007 Para Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil in August 2007.

Jacqueline won a Gold Medal in the 400 Free and Silver in the 200 IM for the S12 visually impaired classification. Other achievements in 2007 include 1st place finishes in 50, 100 & 400 Free, 50 & 100 Fly, 50 Back and 50 Breast at the 2007 US Paralympic Open Champs in Maryland in December 2007. Jacqueline’s times in the 50 Back and 50 Breast, broke SWAD S12 Canadian Records that had previously been set in 1992 and 1995 respectively.

The winners will be announced at the Saskatchewan Sport Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. This “celebration of sport” evening will salute the outstanding achievements of both athletes and volunteers in amateur sport, and celebrate the many benefits of sport. To obtain tickets for the dinner contact Sask Sport at 975-0800 in Saskatoon or 780-9300 in Regina.

Winners will also be named in the following categories: Masters, Youth Male, Female, Male, and Team. In addition three Volunteer Recognition Award recipients will be honored. To read the bio on all the athletes selected as finalists, please go to the Sask Sport website at: http://www.sasksport.sk.ca/sask_sport_awards.php

The volunteer Presidents of all Provincial Sport Governing Bodies and the Saskatchewan Sports media vote to select a recipient in each category and the winners declared at the awards dinner.

The awards are designed to recognize outstanding athletic achievements in amateur sport during 2007 as well as the generous individuals who volunteer their time and talents for the betterment of amateur sport.

“The nominee’s, finalists and recipients of the awards truly showcase the important role that sport can play in an individual’s life. Sport helps people lead healthy lifestyles, build friendships, and realize dreams,” said Gord Lang, Sask Sport President.
Swim Saskatchewan extends congratulations and good luck to Jacqueline and wishes here good luck in her pursuit of the Paralympics.

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