2018 Chatham-Kent Female Athlete of the Year: Bridget Carleton

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Bridget Carleton – Photo from Cyclones.com

After weeks of voting, the Chatham-Kent Sports Network readers have selected Bridget as the 2018 Chatham-Kent Female Athlete of the Year.

This is Carleton’s fifth time earning the honour in the six year history of the award.

Carleton, a member of Team Canada’s Senior National basketball team, and star for the Iowa State Cyclones of the NCAA is currently in her senior year with the Cyclones.

Carleton took 21% of the vote, which saw more than 13,000 votes cast over multiple weeks.

A Chatham resident, Carleton is on several Watch Lists this season, including for the Naismith Trophy, Wooden Award, and Cheryl Miller Award.

A Preseason All-Big 12 selection this season, and honourable mention All-American last year, Carleton has collected quite the honour roll at the NCAA level.

Her accolades were on display for a home crowd this year as she and her Iowa State Cyclones thrilled a packed house crowd in Chatham this year in a win over Eastern Michigan.

Carleton competed this summer for Team Canada’s Senior National team at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, one of only two NCAA players to make the roster.

The runner-up for Chatham-Kent’s Female Athlete of the Year is Emma Pegg. Pegg, who took 19% of the vote. Pegg was a All-Ontario runner representing the Windsor Legion.

Rounding out the top 4 vote getters were Emma Negri and Madison Broad. Congratulations to all the nominees, including runner-up Emma Pegg, and CKSN’s 2018 Chatham-Kent Female Athlete of the Year, Bridget Carleton.

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    Krista Negri 5 years

    Congratulations to Bridget and all the other nominees! My 10 year old daughter, Emma Negri, was honoured to have been considered for this award amongst all of you!

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    Tracey Cameron 5 years

    Congratulations to all the athletes who give it their best all year. You are all winners!! Best wishes to each of you in your future endeavours.