[Calgary, AB] – This afternoon the eight finalists for the 2003-2004 BLG Awards, presented to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s male and female athletes of the year, were announced. Representing female athletes in Ontario is Wilfrid Laurier’s Alison Goodman
Goodman, the only dual-sport athlete nominated is a 4th year Kinesiology major. The Oakville native is a two-sport all-star, competing in both soccer and hockey for the Hawks.
“Alison is a tremendous athlete,” said Director of Athletics & Recreation, PETER BAXTER
. “She is a role model and dedicated student athlete who is respected by her teammates.”
In her first year as the Golden Hawk net-minder for soccer, she was named an OUA 1st team All-Star. As the women’s hockey team captain she helped lead her squad to a provincial title and a fifth place finish at the nationals. Chosen in hockey as an OUA All-Star for the fourth consecutive year and an 1st team CIS All-Canadian for the third time, she plans to take a break and possibly play in the NWHL next year.
“Alison is admired for her attitude, dedication and intense love for the game,” said four-year hockey teammate Michelle Windsor
. “She is a natural leader, which is reflected through our team’s success and achievements.”
Alison’s BLG Awards event was in conflict with a Global Youth Network project in Central America, however, out of respect to Alison and the Awards, the group delayed Alison's departure flight for 18 hours to enable her to accommodate both events. When she returns from the Awards, Alison will spend a month in Guatemala and El Salvador doing volunteer work, which consists of building, cleaning the environment and teaching children. In addition, Alison volunteers as an instructor at the Elite Athletes’ Soccer Academy, as kindergarten teacher and provides one-on-one help in a grade 5 class where she helps a small boy with a developmental disorder.
The 12th annual BLG Awards ceremony will be held at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary at 7:30pm (MDT) on Monday May 3rd. The event will then be broadcast as a one-hour special on TSN on May 20th at 2:00pm (EDT).
For more detailed profiles of all eight nominees, visit: www.blgawards.com and/or www.universitysport.ca