Vikes Rugby Star Shaye Tudor Wins Bate Family Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame Award

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Shaye Tudor
VICTORIA – The Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame (GVSHOF) and the University of Victoria are pleased to announce Vikes women’s rugby player, Shaye Tudor, as the seventh recipient of the Bate Family Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame Award.

The graduate of Claremont Secondary is a first-year science major that excels both on the rugby field as well as in the classroom. Tudor is pursuing a career in Marine Biology.

“What sets Shaye apart from other athletes at her age is her tremendous attitude, maturity and drive,” said Vikes women’s rugby head coach Brittany Waters. “Shaye topped the fitness tests during the pre-season camp and has demonstrated her ability to lead by example even as a first year. Shaye has been competing at an elite level of sport since she was very young, and is no stranger to hard work and commitment.”

The Bate Famiy Award is given to undergraduate students entering UVic directly from a secondary school in the Greater Victoria region and who compete on a Vikes varsity team. Recipients are selected based on work ethic, commitment and performance.

David Bate, whose family supported the creation of the endowed award, said he believes it is important to support his alma mater.

“The University of Victoria needs the financial firepower and community platform to attract local athletes to its teams,” said Bate. “Hopefully this award marks the beginning of a greater opportunity for local kids to get a world-class education while playing on varsity teams at UVic. And, hopefully, their contributions help these teams perform well and enhance Victoria’s long legacy of athletic achievements that continues to make Victoria one of the best communities to live in, in the world.”

Tudor has been an active member on the high performance scene, having spent time competing and training at the provincial and national level. A few of her many accolades include captaining the under 18 B.C. provincial team to a Canadian National Championship as well as captaining the Under 18 Canadian women’s rugby team at the Canadian-American Championships.

Tudor’s achievements extend off the pitch and into the community, she spends her time volunteering for several causes including the Adapted Strength and Conditioning Program at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, the Ocean Clean Up led by the Rockfish Diving Club as well as many instances of giving her time and effort to different rugby leagues around Victoria.

Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and celebrates the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history. The Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame honours these people in their displays at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (2500 Blanshard St.) through Gate Three.

Bate Family Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame Award – Past recipients
2017-18: Shaye Tudor, Rugby, Claremont Secondary
2016-17: Brayden Tate, Rugby, Oak Bay High
2015-16: Harbir Sidhu, Field Hockey, Mount Douglas Secondary
2014-15: Michael Baart, Soccer, St. Michaels University School
2013-14: Stephanie Polomark, Rowing, Belmont Senior Secondary
2012-13: Sarah Douglas, Soccer, Glenlyon Norfolk School
2011-12: Patrick Psotka, Track, Oak Bay High
2010-11: Julia Schmidt: Swimming, Lambrick Park Secondary

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