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Name: Penny LaRocque
Sport: Curling
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 2007
Home Town: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County

Biography: Canadian Curling Champion Penny LaRocque has many championships under her belt. She's won 19 Provincial Championships including five Women’s Championships, five Mixed Championships, seven Senior Women's Championships and two Senior Mixed Championships.

It was in 1983 that LaRocque had a career defining moment, she won the Canadian Women’s Title and placed third at the World Championships. Her incredible performance in 1983 also led to her win the Sport Nova Scotia Team of the Year Award. Her work and dedication have earned her many championships and titles, while her competitive drive and wonderful sportsmanship have earned her multiple Ms. Congeniality Awards and six Sportsmanship awards at the National level.

Along with being a competitive and honourable athlete, LaRocque is a published scholar. Her studies in recreation for special populations at Dalhousie University allowed her to publish an article on “Wheel Chair Exercise for the Disabled Elderly.”
Facts: • Skip 1983 Scott Tournament of Hearts Championship
• Inducted Canadian Curling Hall of Fame 1989
• 5 Women's Nova Scotia Titles
• 7 Senior Women's Nova Scotia Titles
• 5 Mixed Nova Scotia Titles
• 2 Senior Mixed Nova Scotia Titles
• Six-Time Most Sportsmanlike Player
• Won 1983 Scott Tournament of Hearts Championship
• Won Sportsmanship Award at 1983 Scott's Tournament
• Won 1st NS Women's Title as Second for Myers 1974
• Skipped 1st win in 1978
• Won 1983 Canadian Championship with her team
• Won NS Mixed Championships '79, '81, '82, '84, '87
• Skipped Senior Winners '96, '98, '01
• Retires with 4 consecutive Senior Crowns Mayflower
Links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsj9vip-xrs
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