Red Deer College student named top curler

Curler Sara McMann selected 2017-18 ACAC Female Curler of the Year

Sara McMann Photo from Red Deer College

Red Deer College Queens curler Sara McMann has been selected as the 2017-18 ACAC Female Curler of the Year by the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC).

After winning ACAC silver and Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) gold last season with the Queens, the bachelor of science nursing student has made a smooth transition to a new position.

“Sara moved from third to skip on the women’s team this year, which can be a huge jump due to the strategy involved in calling the game and the pressure of throwing the last two rocks, but she has adjusted very well,” says Brad Hamilton, Head Coach of RDC Curling.

“She was very confident calling the game and made some clutch shots last weekend at the ACAC Curling Championships.”

Sara and the Queens have steadily improved this season on their way to the championship title.

“After the Queens went 3-3 at the Fall Regional, the team has been on fire, going 5-1 at the Winter Regional and then an undefeated 5-0 at the ACAC Championships to win the gold,” says Hamilton. “Sara and the team are very coachable, and they totally bought into some strategy suggestions.”

The third-year student-athlete from Chauvin, Alberta, will compete at the 2018 CCAA/Curling Canada Championships, March 24 to 28, in Leduc as the Red Deer College Queens will look to defend their national championship.



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