Camosun Celebrates Successes of Chargers Student-Athletes

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(ISN) – Student-athletes, coaches and supporters of the Camosun College Chargers gathered at the Harbour Towers Hotel last Thursday evening to recognize the achievements of the College’s student-athletes and coaches at the Chargers’ 18th Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony.

Fourth-year wing Caitlin Marshall (St. Albert, AB) from the Chargers women’s basketball team earned the prestigious President’s Cup award for her outstanding achievements in academics and athletics.

Ms. Marshall scored a perfect 9.0 grade point average in her Fall 2011 full-time program of studies. Described as an accomplished athlete, a respected leader and a model student, Ms. Marshall earned several awards for her outstanding efforts this season including the Women’s Basketball Team Leadership Award, a PacWest 2nd Team All-Star Award and the SIRC CCAA Academic All-Canadian Award.

“In an ideal world, we would love to see Caitlin continue on with the Chargers and play out her fifth and final year of intercollegiate eligibility, but her focus next year will be strictly academic, as she completes her degree in Camosun’s Centre for Sport and Exercise Education Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy Program,” stated John Boraas, Camosun College Vice President of Education.”

Andy Inglis (Red Deer, AB) from the Chargers men’s volleyball program was the recipient of the Linda Henderson Award for Excellence for demonstrating commitment, strength of character and a high level of proficiency in the sport of volleyball.

The fourth-year 6’5″ leftside hitter transferred to Camosun this past Fall from Red Deer College and is enrolled in the College’s Centre for Sport and Exercise Education Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership Degree Program.

“Andy is one of the most dynamic players in the league,” said presenter Linda Henderson who took time off from her duties as Director of Athletics and Recreation at NAIT in Edmonton to present the award in person. “He has a high volleyball IQ and his passion for the game and desire to win and be successful are second to none.”

Sponsored by Accent Inns, the PacWest Academic Excellence Award was presented to six Chargers student-athletes for achieving academic honours over a minimum period of one full academic year and 27 credit hours. Recipients from the women’s basketball team included Rosie Bergen (University Transfer), Haley Carmichael (University Transfer) and Anya Weare (Environmental Technology). From men’s basketball were Jordan Elvedahl (Bachelor of Athletic & Exercise Therapy Degree) and Blake Mansbridge (Associate of Arts Degree) and from men’s volleyball, Stephen Richter (Business Administration).

Eleven individuals were recognized for their outstanding academic and athletic performances at the Provincial and National levels. Sponsored by Wilson’s Transportation, the CCAA and PacWest individual awards were presented to:

James Blandford, Men’s Basketball

  • PacWest Rookie of the Year
  • PacWest 2nd Team All-Star
  • PacWest All-Rookie Team
  • PacWest Athlete of the Week

Elizabeth Davis, Women’s Volleyball

  • PacWest 2nd Team All-Star

Jordan Elvedahl, Men’s Basketball

  • SIRC CCAA Academic All-Canadian
  • PacWest 2nd Team All-Star

Hilary Graham, Women’s Volleyball

  • PacWest Athlete of the Week

Carly Hilliard, Women’s Volleyball

  • PacWest All-Rookie Team

Jared Hundza, Men’s Golf

  • PacWest Athlete of the Week

Garrett Marcellus, Men’s Volleyball

  • PacWest 2nd Team All-Star
  • PacWest Athlete of the Week

Caitlin Marshall, Women’s Basketball

  • SIRC CCAA Academic All-Canadian
  • PacWest 2nd Team All-Star

John Randle, Men’s Golf

  • PacWest Coach of the Year

Alex Sadowski, Men’s Volleyball

  • PacWest Rookie of the Year
  • PacWest All-Rookie Team

Trevor Scheurmann, Men’s Basketball

  • PacWest All-Rookie Team

Five student-athletes were acknowledged for their Team Leadership throughout the year. Among those were Brandon Chan (men’s basketball), Hilary Graham (women’s volleyball), Garrett Marcellus (men’s volleyball), Caitlin Marshall (women’s basketball) and Kevin Walz (men’s golf).

Five additional student-athletes were recognized as Team Rookie. Those included Kelsey Clarke from Seaquam Secondary, Delta (women’s volleyball), Oak Bay grad Drake Downer (men’s basketball), Ella Goldschmid from Mount Doug (women’s basketball), Belmont grad Alex Sadowski (men’s volleyball) and from Vernon Secondary, Brady Stead (men’s golf).

A final group of Camosun athletes were honoured for motivating others through demonstrating outstanding character and a positive attitude. The Team Inspiration award was presented to Taylor Fedosoff (women’s volleyball), Jeremy Finn (men’s volleyball), Jared Hundza (men’s golf), Anya Weare (women’s basketball) and Rulon Schmidt (men’s basketball).

Student-athletes graduating from the Chargers athletics program were also recognized for their valued contributions, included were Denis Boyd, Jon Jørstad and Davis Proch from men’s volleyball; Blake Mansbridge and Anya Weare from Chargers basketball and Justin Deol, Jordan Krulicki and Kevin Walz from men’s golf.

“Our student-athletes and coaches worked extremely hard this year and I’m very proud of their achievements,” said Camosun Recreation and Athletics Coordinator Graham Matthews. “We look forward to another great season in 2012-13!”

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