Dauphin's Emma Jensen was at the U-18 National Curling Championships last month, and just because the team didn't have as much success as they wanted to, Jensen received a big honour.
She was awarded one of two Sportsmanship Awards, which was voted on by her fellow competitors.
"It definitely felt pretty awesome," said Jensen. "I wasn't expecting it at all. It was nice to end off the week like that."
Jensen and her foursome ended up the nationals with a 0-6 record, but most of the six games were close ones which could have gone anyway.
"The experience was amazing like I'm still talking about it," she added. "We made great friends and got the exchange jerseys from the different provinces. Hopefully, next year we can shoot for the same goal, and come out with a better outcome."
As she looks back at the event, Jensen definitely knows what was most exciting for her.
"Just representing Manitoba and wearing those jackets," said Jensen. "Even though it didn't go how we wanted, it was still an amazing experience."
Despite the struggles at nationals, it was still an incredible season for Jensen and her foursome, and they're feeling good heading into next season.
"We're confident for sure," said Jensen. "But, we can't be too confident. We want to get back there, so we'll see how it goes."