Brooklyn Shaw of Air Ronge is the recipient of the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame 2019 Scholarship Award.
Brooklyn’s love of baseball started while playing in the Battlefords Minor League for three years. As a child of RCMP parents, she moved to Swift Current in 2010 and continued in the minor leagues there. She chose to play baseball even though she was the only girl on the team most years. Moving to La Ronge in 2012, Brooklyn was able to continue playing baseball in the newly formed minor league in that community.
Brooklyn has been a member of the Saskatchewan girls’ baseball teams competing with in 13-and-under, then nationally in 16-and-under and 21-and-under. She travels from La Ronge to Saskatoon during the winter to continue training with the women’s team. She was on the training roster for summer 2019.
Brooklyn has transferred her love of the game to volunteering in the community. She has been assistant coach with La Ronge minor ball for the past three seasons and head coach in 2019. As well, Brooklyn assisted with the 11-and-under provincial team.
Brooklyn was a Grade 12 student at Churchill High School in La Ronge, maintaining a 90 per cent average, and has been accepted at the University of Regina into the Bachelor of Science program with a focus on pre-dentistry.