Vote for Canada’s best athlete

December 15, 2015 0

Below is a list of the annual Lou Marsh Trophy potential winners – Canada’s best athlete of 2015.

This is your opportunity to vote (at the CBC).

Although the choice is difficult and all athletes are worthy of being on the list, Athletics Illustrated chooses Melissa Bishop, but don’t let that prejudice your vote.

With the Lou Marsh Trophy set to be awarded on Tuesday CBCSports.ca will reveal their own choice for Canada’s athlete of the year later this week:

We do wonder though, where is the leading scorer in the NHL, Jamie Benn from Victoria, BC?

Shawn Barber (pole vault)

  • won gold at world track and field championships
  • won gold at Pan Am Games

Melissa Bishop (running)

  • won silver in 800m at world track and field championships
  • won gold in 800m at Pan Am Games

Ryan Cochrane (swimming)

  • won bronze in 400m and 1,500m freestyle at world championships
  • won gold in 400m and 1,500m freestyle at Pan Am Games
  • won bronze in 4x200m freestyle at Pan Am Games

Mark de Jonge (canoe)

  • won gold in K-1 200m at world championships
  • won gold in K-1 200m at Pan Am Games
  • won bronze in K-2 200m at Pan Am Games

Derek Drouin (high jump)

  • won gold at world track and field championships
  • won gold at Pan Am Games

Brooke Henderson (golf)

  • became third golfer ever to win an LPGA Tour event before age 18
  • first Canadian to win on LPGA Tour since 2001

Mikael Kingsbury (moguls skiing)

  • won gold at world championships in dual moguls
  • won silver at world championships in moguls
  • won fourth straight World Cup moguls season title
  • became all-time leader in World Cup moguls/dual moguls wins

Russell Martin (baseball)

  • helped Toronto Blue Jays reach, and win, first post-season series since 1993
  • hit 23 home runs in regular season

Kia Nurse (basketball)

  • scored 33 points to lead Canada to victory in Pan Am gold-medal game
  • MVP of Olympic qualifying tournament, led Canada with 20 points in gold-medal game

Carey Price (hockey)

  • won Hart Trophy as NHL’s most valuable player
  • won Vezina Trophy as NHL’s top goaltender

Brianne Theisen-Eaton (heptathlon)

  • won silver at world track and field championships
  • won bronze in 4x400m at Pan Am Games

Damian Warner (decathlon)

  • won silver at world track and field championships while setting Canadian record
  • won gold at Pan Am Games while setting Canadian record (broke it later at world championships)

Andrew Wiggins (basketball)

  • won NBA’s rookie of the year award after averaging 16.9 points per game
  • averaging more than 20 points in second NBA season

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