by Elizabeth Chan, Vikes Communications
(ISN) – VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s basketball program and head coach Dani Sinclair are pleased to announce the commitment of Katie Langdon for the 2015-16 varsity season.
The 18-year-old forward of Owen Sound, Ont., who started playing basketball at the age of 11, competed for St. Mary’s High School for the past four years, earning the junior girls’ basketball MVP title two years consecutively, as well as the senior girls’ basketball MVP for the subsequent two years.
At 14, she was endowed with the Athletic Achievement award and was honoured the Coach’s awardthe following year. Langdon boasts a game-high personal record of 34 points and helped her team reach the semifinals at the Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association level this season. For the past two seasons, Langdon trained and competed for the Barrie Royals U18 women’s team.
“Katie is a key piece to the puzzle moving into next season,” said Sinclair. “She adds some much needed size and athleticism to our roster. She’s only played basketball competitively for a short time but has done so at a very high level and is a great competitor. We are very excited to welcome Katie into our program-I think it’s a great fit for both parties.”
A multi-sport athlete, Langdon also enjoys volleyball, soccer, track and field and hockey. In 2012, she was nominated as the senior girls’ volleyball MVP, the track and field MVP and the St. Mary’s Athlete of the Year. The six-foot-one athlete would also be recognized with the Mustang Award and known as the varsity girls soccer MVP the following year.
The Ontario native has been a recurring honour role student since starting high school and was awarded the Spirit of Sport scholarship last year after graduating Grade 12. She plans to study Earth and Ocean Sciences at UVic, a program she considers unique and only offered by a handful of institutions in Canada.
“I want to come to UVic to see more of Canada, and Victoria is a great place to start,” said Langdon. “The basketball program is great and the people are involved too. I felt like I fit in well and belonged here when I visited UVic.”
HOMETOWN: Owen Sound, Ont.
HIGH SCHOOL: St. Mary’s High School