She's already won a scholarship through sport as she prepares for university, but apparently, Olivia Sheldon wanted more and that's exactly what she got.
The 18-year-old from Ste. Rose has won two more scholarships through her involvement with baseball.
At the Winnipeg Goldeyes game yesterday, Olivia was awarded a $1000 Baseball Manitoba 50th Anniversary Scholarship for her involvement in coaching the Ste. Rose Rally Cap team.
"It's definitely really an honour to win this scholarship," said Sheldon. "It's going to be really helpful towards university because it's really expensive. It's an exciting feeling."
"It was for sure a surprise," said Sheldon. "I know there's a lot of young coaches that are my age from around the province. I didn't expect to win this award."
Having lots of success on the field herself playing for the Dauphin Clippers and in Ste. Rose, Sheldon was hoping she could pass off some of her skill to the up and coming baseballers in the Parkland.
"I really just decided to coach because I enjoy teaching kids," said Sheldon. "I figured teaching them how to play baseball would be a good way for me to help with baseball in my community."
"It was definitely a lot of fun coaching with my best friend," she added. "It was really fun going to the diamond twice a week and having some fun with younger kids who are trying to learn the game and develop."
Although this baseball season has come and gone, Sheldon won't stop coaching anytime soon.
"I plan on coaching next year for sure," said Sheldon. "I'm going to go to university and then I'll come back in April, get a job and coach baseball again. I'm looking forward to it."
Then, the night got even better for the 18-year-old. After receiving the BM Scholarship, Sheldon remained on the field as she was awarded the Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Scholarship.
Just three graduating people in all of the province were given this scholarship and it's based on your involvement in the sport and the impact you've made in it.
"That was really cool," said Sheldon. "I had been a coach, an umpire, and a player so I had a pretty decent chance at winning it. But, considering there are so many other people in the province that have also made an impact, it was special."
Not only did Olivia win two scholarships, but the Winnipeg Goldeyes beat their rival Fargo Moorehead Redhawks, 3-2.
"It was a good night that's for sure," she added.
The Goldeyes scholarship is also worth $1000.