The English-born judoka, who will compete for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games, received her award at British Judo’s annual awards dinner in Burton Upon Trent. Norfolk’s Colin Oates, who also trains at Ratho, was named male player of the year.
It was a successful weekend for Scotland with Kimberley Renicks claiming the Under-48kg title at the Oceania Open in Apia, Samoa, to follow up her silver medal in the African Open the previous weekend.
The Coatbridge judoka only returned to action this month after an 18-week lay-off due to a knee injury but is now on target for Glasgow 2014. Older sister Louise Renicks won silver in the Under-52kg event and fellow Scot, Stephanie Inglis, won silver in the Under-57kg event, losing on an ippon to Canadian Stephanie Trembley, the world number 27, in the final.
To cap a great event for Scots, Jodie Mullen won a bronze in the Under-63kg event.