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WONG NAMED NOVA SCOTIA'S FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Monday, June 7, 2010
After scoring a goal to win an NCAA title in triple-overtime and two goals to earn an Under-22 Women's World Championship gold, Jessica Wong was bound to be noticed.
The University of MInnesota Duluth sophomore forward was recently named Nova Scotia's Female Team Athlete of the Year by Sport Nova Scotia. The Ricoh Sport Awards recognize the achievements of Nova Scotia’s elite athletes, teams, coaches, officials and volunteers in amateur sport over the past year.
Wong, of Baddeck, Nova Scotia, compiled 31 points in 41 skates this past season in her Bulldog debut, netting 15 goals and 16 assists. The rookie scored with just 34 seconds remaining in UMD's third overtime with Cornell on March 21, securing the Maroon and Gold's NCAA-best fifth national championship. Her two goals helped Canada clinch the Under-22 gold medal at the World Championships in January.
“Every year I am humbled by what these Nova Scotians have achieved,” said Jamie Ferguson, CEO of Sport Nova Scotia. “In many cases, they have represented our province nationally and internationally and experienced great success.”
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