Dave Sheldon | Email David.Sheldon@corusent.com
Burnaby's Christine Sinclair has been named the Canadian Press Female Athlete of the year.
Sinclair earned 269 points, including the majority of first-place votes (84), to run away with the award, which is determined through balloting among sports editors and broadcasters across the country. Olympic trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan was second with 118 points while speedskater Christine Nesbitt, junior tennis player Eugenie Bouchard and hockey player Caroline Ouellette rounded out the top five.
Sinclair was earlier named the Lou March Award winner as Canada's Athlete of the Year for her performance on Canada's Women's Soccer Team, including helping the squad to a Bronze Medal at the London Games.