Danette Doetzel named Sask Sport Inc. June Athlete of the Month

Danette Doetzel is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. June Athlete of the Month Award.

Nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics, Doetzel won a gold medal in the women's 10,000 meter event at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She broke the Provincial Senior and Open 10,000 meter record for the second time this year. Doetzel also captured the bronze medal in the women's 5000m event at the National Senior Championships. Due to her accomplishments, she is eligible to qualify for the 2009 Francophone Games in Beirut, Lebanon.

The other nominees were Kiera Frie, wheelchair sports; and Kia Byers, canoe kayak.

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

July 16, 2009