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Four athletes from the Winnipeg Rowing Club, Phoenix Nakagawa, Emilie Hoeppner and last year’s recipients, Hanika Nakagawa and Andrej Kao, were selected as c0- recipients of the 2017 Peter Nykoluk Rowing Scholarship. They will share the $15,000 award equally.
The Peter Nykoluk Rowing Scholarship was established in cooperation with the Manitoba Rowing Association (MRA), Winnipeg Rowing Club (WRC), and University of Manitoba Financial Aid and Awards. The Nomination Committee was led by Chairperson Karen Styrchak (first recipient of the scholarship in 1995), with dedicated committee members Jeff Powell and Brandi Smith.
The Peter Nykoluk Rowing Scholarship has been handed out annually since 1995. Each recipient has distinguished themselves with notable accomplishments in and dedication to rowing. They have also met the other essential criteria in terms of educational aspirations, sound personal traits, contributions to the development of the sport, and leadership qualities.