Stratford Ont.Jan 31 2016.Canadian Junior Curling Championship.British Columbia skip Sarah Daniels, Curling Canada/ michael burns photo

A promising student/athlete curler from BC will get a much-needed financial boost after being named a recipient of the 2017 Curling Canada Foundation For the Love of Curling scholarship.

Sarah Daniels from Delta, who is studying Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, has been awarded $1,100 through the program.

Sarah is among 13 winners of the scholarship from across the country. She was one of the three young women who earned $1,100 scholarships thanks to a one-time grant of funds from the now-defunct Women’s World Curling Tour (WWCT). The other ten recipients received $1,000 in funds collected from donations from curling fans across the nation.

The scholarships are in place to help young university or college students cover a portion of their education and curling costs during the 2017-18 school year.

“We couldn’t be happier to see these young curlers rewarded for their hard work — on the ice, in the classroom and in their communities,” said Peter Inch, Chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors and a member of the Selection Committee. “There were so many deserving recipients, and it made for some difficult decisions. At the same time, it was gratifying to see what kind of quality there is in the youth curling community; it fills me with optimism about the future of our sport.”

Sarah has had many successes in her curling career so far. She won gold at the Optimists’ International U18 Curling Championships in 2013. In 2016, she won the BC Junior Women’s Curling Championship and earned a silver medal at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships. That year she travelled with Nova Scotia’s Team Fay to Worlds in Copenhagen, Denmark, as an alternate where she helped the team win gold. She has also won a silver and a bronze medal at the BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship.