Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award
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|Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award|
|Competition||Scotties Tournament of Hearts|
|Given for||Top player during the playoffs of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.|
|First winner||Marcia Gudereit|
|Most wins|| Colleen Jones
Jennifer Jones (3)
|Most recent||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. 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. 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. 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.
|1999||Kim Kelly||Nova Scotia||Third|
|2000||Julie Skinner||British Columbia||Third|
|2001||Nancy Delahunt||Nova Scotia||Lead|
|2006||Kelly Scott||British Columbia||Skip|
|2010||Erin Carmody||Prince Edward Island||Fourth|
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