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Goaltender Cindy Eadie a Finalist for National Honour
CALGARY (BLG/CIS) - Doug Mitchell, Regional Managing Partner of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) in Calgary, proudly announced today the nominees for the 13th annual BLG Awards, honouring the top male and female athletes in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Golden Hawk Cindy Eadie (Brantford, ON) was Ontario’s Female Finalist.

This is the third time a Wilfrid Laurier athlete has been a finalist for this award. Bill Kubas (Men’s Football) won the award in 1995, while Alison Goodman (Women’s Hockey & Soccer) was a finalist last year.

The BLG Awards winners will be announced at a ceremony on Monday, May 2nd, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. (MT) at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, and will be broadcast on TSN on May 22nd at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Awards recipients will receive a scholarship of $10,000, double that of the previous year.

A third baseman for Canada’s softball team at the 2004 Olympics, Cindy Eadie made CIS women’s hockey history in front of the Golden Hawks net this season. The 22-year-old Economics student led the nation in every goaltending category during the regular season including shutouts (10), goals against average (0.73) and save percentage (.962), on her way to first-team-all-Canadian status. Eadie opened the playoffs with three shutouts, including a 6-0 win over Manitoba in her first outing at the national championship, to set a CIS-record streak of 436.11 minutes without allowing a single goal. Eadie and the Hawks went on to capture the CIS title with a 4-1 win over Alberta in the national final, ending the Pandas 110-game undefeated streak versus CIS opponents.

“Cindy is a world class athlete. Her work ethic, ability to achieve goals, stretching her limits, focus to the task, always caring, and insight into the game are unmatched,” said Golden Hawk Head Coach RICK OSBORNE. “I think she can still make the National Team someday”.

The other female finalists for the 2005 BLG Awards and CIS athlete-of-the-year-honours are University of Saskatchewan pole vaulter Kelsie Hendry of Saskatoon, McGill University soccer player Danielle Day of Ile-Bizard, Que., and Dalhousie University sprinter Adrienne Power of Halifax, the only athlete nominated for a second consecutive year.

For more information, please contact:

Ari Grossman
Sports Information Coordinator
agrossman@wlu.ca
519-884-0710 x6483
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