Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award

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Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award
Sport Curling
Competition Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Given for Top player during the playoffs of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
History
First award 1997
First winner Saskatchewan Marcia Gudereit
Most wins Nova Scotia Colleen Jones
Manitoba Jennifer Jones (3)
Most recent Manitoba Jennifer Jones

The Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award is awarded to the top player in the playoff round of the annual Scotties Tournament of Hearts.[1] The winner is selected by members of the media, and is awarded at the victory banquet held after the final game of the bonspiel. The top player at the tournament has been recognized since 1997, when Marcia Gudereit won the award. After Sandra Schmirler's death at 36 due to cancer, the award was renamed starting in 2001.[1] The current holder of the Schmirler Award is Jennifer Jones of Manitoba.

Both Colleen Jones and Jennifer Jones have won the Schmirler Award three times, the most of any women. Kelly Scott is the only other woman who has won the award more than once.[1] Colleen Jones won all three of her MVP awards while representing Team Canada. Scott won the award once while representing her home province of British Columbia and the next year when she was representing Team Canada as the reigning champion, while Jennifer Jones won it while representing Manitoba in 2015 and 2018 and while representing Team Canada in 2009.

Past winners[edit]

Year Player Team Position
1997 Marcia Gudereit  Saskatchewan Lead
1998 Brenda Bohmer  Alberta Second
1999 Kim Kelly  Nova Scotia Third
2000 Julie Skinner  British Columbia Third
2001 Nancy Delahunt  Nova Scotia Lead
2002 Colleen Jones  Canada Skip
2003 Colleen Jones  Canada Skip
2004 Colleen Jones  Canada Skip
2005 Jenn Hanna  Ontario Skip
2006 Kelly Scott  British Columbia Skip
2007 Kelly Scott  Canada Skip
2008 Cathy Overton-Clapham  Manitoba Third
2009 Jennifer Jones  Canada Skip
2010 Erin Carmody  Prince Edward Island Fourth
2011 Amber Holland  Saskatchewan Skip[2]
2012 Heather Nedohin  Alberta Skip[3]
2013 Lisa Weagle  Ontario Lead[4]
2014 Rachel Homan  Canada Skip[5]
2015 Jennifer Jones  Manitoba Skip
2016 Chelsea Carey  Alberta Skip[6]
2017 Rachel Homan  Ontario Skip[7]
2018 Jennifer Jones  Manitoba Skip[8]

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