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Recent winners of the Lou Marsh Trophy, awarded annually to Canada's outstanding athlete:

2005 -- Steve Nash, basketball

2004 -- Adam van Koeverden, kayaker

2003 -- Mike Weir, golfer

2002 -- Catriona Le May Doan, speed skating

2001 -- Jamie Sale, David Pelletier, figure skating

2000 -- Daniel Igali, wrestler

1999 -- Caroline Brunet, kayaker

1998 -- Larry Walker, baseball

1997 -- Jacques Villeneuve, auto racing

1996 -- Donovan Bailey, track

1995 -- Jacques Villeneuve, auto racing

1994 -- Myriam Bedard, biathlon

1993 -- Mario Lemieux, hockey

1992 -- Mark Tewksbury, swimming

1991 -- Silken Laumann, rowing

1990 -- Kurt Browning, figure skating

1989 -- Wayne Gretzky, hockey

1988 -- Carolyn Waldo, synchronized swimming

1987 -- Ben Johnson, track

1986 -- Ben Johnson, track

1985 -- Wayne Gretzky, hockey

1984 -- Gaeten Boucher, speed skating

1983 -- Wayne Gretzky, hockey

1982 -- Wayne Gretzky, hockey

1981 -- Susan Nattrass, shooting

1980 -- Terry Fox, Marathon of Hope

1979 -- Sandra Post, golf

1978 -- Graham Smith, swimming; Ken Read, skiing

1977 -- Guy Lafleur, hockey

1976 -- Sandy Hawley, jockey

1975 -- Bobby Clarke, hockey

1974 -- Ferguson Jenkins, baseball

1973 -- Sandy Hawley, jockey

1972 -- Phil Esposito, hockey

1971 -- Herv Filion, harness racing

1970 -- Bobby Orr, hockey

1969 -- Russ Jackson, football

1968 -- Nancy Greene, skiing

1967 -- Nancy Greene, skiing

1966 -- Elaine Tanner, swimming

1965 -- Petra Burka, figure skating

1964 -- Roger Jackson, George Hungerford, rowing

1963 -- Bill Crothers, track

1962 -- Don Jackson, figure skating

1961 -- Bruce Kidd, track

1960 -- Anne Heggtveit, skiing

1959 -- Barbara Wagner, Bob Paul, figure skating

1958 -- Lucille Wheeler, skiing

1957 -- Maurice Richard, hockey

1956 -- Marlene Stewart Streit, golf

1955 -- Beth Whittall, swimming

1954 -- Marilyn Bell, swimmer

1953 -- Doug Hepburn, weightlifting

1952 -- George Genereux, shooting

1951 -- Marlene Stewart, golf

1950 -- Bob McFarlane, football-track

1949 -- Cliff Lumsden, swimming

1948 -- Barbara Ann Scott, figure skating

1947 -- Barbara Ann Scott, figure skating

1946 -- Joe Krol, football

1945 -- Barbara Ann Scott, figure skating

1942-44 -- In memory of Canadian athletes who made the supreme sacrifice during the Second World War

1941 -- Theo Dubois, rowing

1940 -- Gerard Cote, marathon

1939 -- Bob Pirie, swimming

1938 -- Bob Pearce, rowing

1937 -- W. Marshall Cleland, equestrian

1936 -- Phil Edwards, track