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Cameron named CCAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Year

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 Cameron named CCAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Year

March 18, 2015 – Alicia Cameron of the Lethbridge Kodiaks has been named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Year.

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Cameron received the award this evening at the 2015 CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC.

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The Kodiaks guard led her team to a 22-2 record and first-place finish in the ACAC’s competitive South Division.

They also captured the ACAC Championships to advance to Nationals.

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“Ali has battled some nagging injuries throughout her senior season but has shown the maturity, composure and leadership of a fifth-year student-athlete that is unmatched,” said Todd Caughlin, Manager of Kodiaks Athletics.

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Cameron was second in the South with 22.55 points per game. She also ranked third in steals per game with an average of 3.59.

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“Her work ethic is what means the most when it came to leading the way everyday throughout the season,” said Lethbridge coach Brad Karren. “She truly talked the talk and walked the walk.”

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Cameron also gets involved in the community by assisting with the outreach clinics and camps to help promote the game of basketball in southern Alberta.

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Her character will truly be missed at Lethbridge.

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“You can always tell the character of a true competitor when after a hard foul or tough play that results in an opposing athlete on the floor and it’s your team leader that is first to help that athlete up,” said Caughlin. “That’s Ali.”

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Player of the Year recipients receive a CCAA customized ring provided by Jostens Canada.

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Other nominees for the award were Shayna Cameron of the Quest Kermodes (PACWEST), Shannon Kennedy of the St. Clair Saints (OCAA), Sarah St-Fort of the Dawson Blues (RSEQ) and Jazlin Barker of the Holland Hurricanes (ACAA).

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

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