Huskie Athletics announces Major 7 nominees

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Huskie Athletics is proud to announce the nominees for the Major 7 Awards to be handed out at the 2018 Huskie Salute on April 6 at TCU Place.

The Major 7 Awards are handed to those athletes who have had outstanding seasons for the green and white, as well as made big contributions on the field, in the classroom and in the community during their time with the Huskies. Huskie Athletics will also honour Canada West All-Stars and Major Award Winners, U SPORTS All-Canadians and Major Award Winners and fifth-year athletes, as well as hand out the Trainer of the Year award.

And the nominees are…

Howard Nixon Trophy – Male Rookie of the Year
Finishing third in the heptathlon at the Canada West championship…
Landon Gill, Track & Field

Winning a silver medal at the Canada West championship …
Hunter Lee, Wrestling

Starting all games in the secondary and finishing third in tackles …
Nelson Lokombo, Football

Leading all rookies in kills and fifth in the Canada West …
Dylan Mortensen, Volleyball

Member of the Canada West & U SPORTS All-Rookie Teams…
Kwame Opoku, Soccer

Patricia Lawson Trophy – Female Rookie of the Year

Winning two Canada West medals with relay teams…
Kendra Farmer, Track & Field

A member of the Canada West all-Rookie team…
Megan Ripplinger, Soccer

Helping the Huskies to a second place finish at the U SPORTS Final 8…
Kyla Shand, Basketball

  1. Kent Phillips Trophy – Male Athlete of the Year

 

Canada West gold & U SPORTS silver medalist…

Josh Bodnarchuk, Wrestling

U SPORTS All-Canadian and Canada West receiving yards record setter…
Mitch Hillis, Football

Canada West and U SPORTS Heptathlon champion…
Kieran Johnston, Track & Field

Canada West all-star and four-time Huskie athlete of the week…
Lawrence Moore, Basketball

Canada West All-Star, Major Award winner and All-Canadian…
Josh Roach, Hockey

Mary Ethel Cartwright Trophy – Female Athlete of the Year

A Canada West All-Star and All-Canadian for the second straight year…
Sabine Dukate, Basketball

Dominating the cross country circuit including finishing third in the Canada West…
Courtney Hufsmith, Cross Country

Winning four Canada West medals and two U SPORTS medals…
Julie Labach, Track & Field

Canada West and U SPORTS Champion…
Alex Schell, Wrestling

Canada West MVP and Huskie shutout record holder…
Jessica Vance, Hockey

Rusty McDonald Trophy – All-Round Male Athlete

Canada West record holder, All-Academic, All-Canadian and CFL draft pick…
Mitch Hillis, Football

An All-Academic, an inspirational leader and captain…
Alex Unruh, Basketball

A HAC representative, All-Academic and four-year captain…
Kendall McFaull, Hockey

A four-time Canada West Gold medalist, and Student-Athlete Community Award winner…
Josh Bodnarchuk, Wrestling

 

Valerie Girsberger Trophy – All-Round Female Athlete

Dual sport athlete, All-Academic and Canada West champion…
Julie Labach, Soccer/Track & Field

Appearing in 5 national championships, an All-Academic and HAC President…
Madeline Humbert, Basketball

A four-time Canada West All-Star, All-Academic and captain…
Kaitlin Willoughby, Hockey

Colb McEwon – Coach of the Year
This award’s winner will be announced at Salute

Doors open for Huskie Salute at 5 p.m. The program begins at 6 p.m. Guest are encouraged to show their Huskie Pride and include a splash of green in their outfit.

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