Debby Power NL Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
Softball Newfoundland & Labrador would like to announce that Debby Power has been selected for induction into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame.
The Sport NL Stars & Legends Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at The Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in St. John’s.
This year’s event will be Co-Hosted by Jonathan Crowe (CBC News: Here & Now) and Jamie Korab (Real Estate Agent: RE/MAX).
Debby Power (Hall of Fame Inductee)
Outer Cove athlete Debby Power had an outstanding athletic career in Softball, Ball Hockey and Ice Hockey.
Debby’s exceptional pitching and batting ability on the softball field led to many awards and accomplishments throughout her years of competition.
Debby represented Newfoundland and Labrador at thirteen National Softball Championships; however, the 1981 and 1982 Championships proved to be her most successful.
Following her team’s 1981 Bronze Medal win at the Canadian Junior Softball Championship Debby was invited to a National Team tryout camp.
At the 1982 Canadian National Softball Championship she won the batting title with a .600 batting average, was voted MVP and set a record for most runs batted in during one game with eleven.
Throughout her athletic career Debby was a member of nine Championship Teams, she won 69 Individual Awards from Local to National competition including six batting titles and thirteen MVP Awards, was named Provincial Softball Female Player of the Year three times, won the 1982 St. John’s Female Athlete of the Year (Tom Dynamite Dunne Memorial Award), was selected as the Provincial Elizabeth Swan Senior Female Athlete of the Year in 1982, and in 2002 she was inducted into the Softball Newfoundland and Labrador Hall of Fame.
Over the course of Debby’s ball hockey career from 1981 to 1997 she won one Silver and two Bronze Medals in National Championship play. At the provincial level, Debby led her teams to fourteen Championships and was voted Top Defensive Player eleven times. Locally she won ten Championships, was voted MVP three times and Top Defensive Player twelve times.
In the Newfoundland Women’s (Ice) Hockey League, Debby won the scoring title once and was assistant captain for Team Newfoundland and Labrador at the 1984 and the 1985 Canadian Championships. In both of these competitions she was one of the top three performers on her team. In recognition of her hockey achievements Debby was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005.
Throughout her athletic career Debby Power has always demonstrated great sportsmanship, a dedicated willingness to work for all the sports with which she has been involved and her athletic skill, hard work and ability have gained her success in her athletic endeavours.
Softball Newfoundland & Labrador would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Debby Power on being selected for induction into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame.