Hunting Hills High School student Erica Watts is the Alberta Sport Development Centre Central Athlete of the Month for December.
Watts, 16, is a Grade 11 student and a competitive curler. Watts and her teammates (playing under skip Holly Vincent) have been playing together since she was seven and are one of the top teams in their age group in Calgary.
The team has had a busy season while competing in both the Under 18 and Under 21 age groups at bonspiels, along with playing in the Red Deer Ladies League. Earlier this month, the team travelled to Medicine Hat to compete in the Junior Women’s (U21) Southern Playdowns, and were knocked out in the C event semi-final.
On the weekend, Watts and her team lost out in the B event semi-final at the Crestwood U18 Bonspiel in Calgary.
The Vincent rink is also consistently one of the youngest teams at each event they attend. Last season the group competed in the Southern Playdowns finals in both the Juvenile (Under 16) age group and the Junior (under 21) age group.
Watts was recognized as the athlete of the month for her work ethic, combined with her passion and commitment to excellence in her sport.