Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Henderson, Boutin Win Female Athlete of the Year at Canadian Sports Awards

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Henderson, Boutin Win Female Athlete of the Year at Canadian Sports Awards

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Henderson, Boutin win Canadian sports awards

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OTTAWA - Brooke Henderson earned another accolade on Thursday night, taking the female summer athlete of the year honour at the Canadian Sports Awards, while short-track speedskating star Kim Boutin earned the winter distinction.

Henderson became the first Canadian woman in 45 years to win an LPGA title on home soil with her victory at the CP Women's Open in Regina last month.

The 21-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., has seven LPGA victories, one shy of the Canadian record held by Sandra Post.

Boutin was a breakout start at the Pyeongchang Games in February, taking home three medals -- two bronze and a silver -- in short track.

The 23-year-old from Sherbrooke, Que., served as Canada's flag-bearer at the closing ceremony. …

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