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2015 CCAA Badminton All-Canadians

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2015 CCAA Badminton All-Canadians

March 4, 2015 – The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association is proud to announce the 2015 CCAA Badminton All-Canadians.

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The student-athletes, who are selected by their conference based on performance and contribution to the sport and their team, were honoured at a banquet during the 2015 CCAA Badminton National Championships at the University of King’s College in Halifax, N.S.

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Here are the 2015 Badminton All-Canadians:

Jacinda Yeung

Langara Falcons, PACWEST

Yeung led the Falcons to their second provincial team title at the PACWEST Championships. She captured a silver medal in the Women’s Singles category. Yeung gives back to the community by volunteering at the YMCA, teaching badminton to elementary school students..

Graydon Robb

VIU Mariners, PACWEST

The 2014 VIU Mariners Athlete of the Year captured provincial gold in mixed doubles at the PACWEST Championships. He also led VIU to an overall silver medal. At Nationals in 2014, Robb won gold in men’s doubles. He serves as a volunteer high school and elementary school coach.

Rachael Smillie

Concordia Thunder, ACAC

Smillie captured gold in Women’s Singles at the ACAC Championships. She also led the Thunder to a silver medal in the overall team event. Smillie was victorious at the Honolulu Open in both Women’s Singles and Doubles. She participates in Cross-Country Running at Concordia and continuously volunteers as a junior coach.

Nick Roque

NAIT Ooks, ACAC

Roque captured a silver medal in Men’s Doubles at the ACAC Championships. He also led the Ooks to the overall team title at provincials. At the Honolulu Open, Roque won the Men’s Singles and Doubles events. The rookie’s work ethic and enthusiasm are second to none.

Olivia Lei

Humber Hawks, OCAA

Lei went undefeated at the OCAA Championships to win provincial gold in Women’s Singles. She also led the Hawks to the overall team title in Ontario. Lei captured bronze medals in Women’s Singles and Doubles at the Toronto Open. Known for her sportsmanlike play, Lei also volunteers at the Su Badminton Club..

Owen Kurvits

Redeemer Royals, OCAA

Kurvits went undefeated at the OCAA Championships, successfully defending his Men’s Singles crown. The 2014 Redeemer Male Athlete of the Year was also victorious at the Centennial and St. Clair Invitationals as well as the Regional Championship. Kurvits, who also coaches juniors, has a singles record of 42-2 this season.

Gillian Tetlow

Mount Allison Mounties, ACAA

Tetlow led the Mount Allison Mounties to the overall team title at the ACAA Championships. She was named the ACAA Player of the Year for the third consecutive season. The highly-respected Tetlow leads by example. She is also a dual-sport athlete, competing in women’s soccer as well.

Greg McGuire

Mount Allison Mounties, ACAA

McGuire captured gold in mixed doubles at the ACAA Championships. He also led the Mounties to their seventh straight conference team title. A fourth year player in the ACAA, McGuire has been counted on for his leadership this season. He is also a goaltender for the Mount Allison men’s soccer team.

The CCAA is a national sport organization enriching the academic experiences of student-athletes through intercollegiate sport.

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