Kendra Chernoff named Sask Sport Inc. March Athlete of the Month

Kendra Chernoff of Saskatoon is the Sask Sport Inc. March Athlete of the Month.

At the 2009 Spring Nationals, Chernoff not only won the 100m butterfly event after defeating the former national champion, record holder, and 2008 Olympic Team member, but she also set a new Senior/Open National record and a new 15-17 National Age Group record in the event. In total, she set 12 new Short Course Provincial records in both the 15-17 and Senior/Open age categories at the competition. She also won gold in the 100 fly, placed fifth in the 200 fly, and finished ninth in the 50 fly.

Due to her accomplishments, Chernoff has an excellent chance of being selected to the national team that will compete at the 2009 World Aquatic Championships.

Chernoff was nominated by Swim Saskatchewan Inc.

For more information contact Pat Rediger at (306) 780-9307 or email prediger@sasksport.sk.ca

For information regarding the Athlete of the Month Awards program, including previous nominees and recipients, visit www.sasksport.sk.ca/awards.php

April 15, 2009