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Recent Scores: 2013 CCAA Badminton Nationals: Men's Doubles: Kwee/Wong (Silver); Women's Doubles: Young/Tong (5th Place); Mixed Doubles: Chung/Hsu (4th Place)
2013 PACWEST Basketball Provincials: WBB - 4th Place: Bronze Medal vs Douglas Royals 41-68 (L)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Celebrates a Banner Year with Athletes and Coaches at Annual Awards Banquet
(Metro Vancouver) - The Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s varsity athletes and coaches joined the Athletic Department administrators, sponsors and donors last evening to celebrate a successful 2012-2013 season for the Eagles at their annual Athletic Awards Banquet held at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre in Langley.
Hosted by Kwantlen student-assistants in the Athletic Department, Kathleen Castillo (Surrey) and Jessica Cho (Surrey), this annual event recognizes the outstanding athletic accomplishments of Kwantlen’s student-athletes, as well as their academic achievements, leadership and community involvement throughout the varsity competitive season. After a warm welcome by President and Vice Chancellor, Dr. Alan Davis, the 130 guests were addressed by keynote speaker and Kwantlen Eagle alum, Kevin Kokoska. Kevin was a former Men’s Basketball athlete spending three years in the Eagles uniform while garnering many awards and accolades. After spending time on the streets by his own accord to experience the difficulty of such a lifestyle first-hand, Kevin realized his calling and currently works with at-risk youth at Covenant House in Vancouver.
The year’s penultimate award, the President’s Outstanding Male and Female Athlete Award, was awarded to Brittany McNeill and Ali Bosir. McNeill captured the Women’s Soccer MVP, the PACWEST Academic Excellence Award, and was named a PACWEST 1st Team All-Star. Nationally, Brittany was recognized as a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Scholar and also received the SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian award. A fifth-year athlete and student in the Association of Arts – Psychology program, Brittany has had a very successful and final season as an Eagle.
Fourth-year Men’s Basketball athlete and Associate of Arts – Criminology student, Ali Bosir, showed leadership and poise as captain of his team this past season. Receiving the Men’s Basketball MVP award for the second year in a row, Bosir also was named to the PACWEST 2nd Team All-Star and was awarded the PACWEST Athlete of the week an impressive three times. Bosir finished the season leading the entire province and nation in rebounds collected and captured 1st spot in the PACWEST in total points scored while ranking 3rd in the nation for the same feat.
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Eagles Badminton Ends Successful Season at Nationals
(Metro Vancouver) - The Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Badminton team had a successful end of the PACWEST season last month at the 2013 PACWEST Badminton Provincial Championships. With 6 athletes qualifying as members of the PACWEST Wildcard team for the 2013 CCAA Badminton National Championships, the team traveled to Barrie, Ontario to be hosted by Georgian College from February 28th – March 2nd.
In addition to qualifying for the CCAA National Championships, the same six athletes were also named PACWEST 2nd Team All-Stars for their performances this season. Andy Wong (Vancouver), Willis Kwee (Richmond) and Chris Chung (Hong Kong, China) were named to the Men’s 2nd All-Star Team and Alisa Young (Vancouver), Even (Lok Yi) Tong (Surrey) and Paulina Hsu (Delta) were named to the Women’s 2nd All-Star Team.
In the first round of women’s doubles, the Eagles pairing of Young/Tong found themselves facing off against fellow PACWEST members and rivals, Amy Leung and Charmagne Yeung, of the Douglas College Royals. A difficult first match for the Eagles, Leung/Yeung would take the match in two sets (21-11, 21-12). In Round 2, Young/Tong battled hard against Lathan/Au (NAIT Ooks) from the ACAC Conference taking the match to three sets for the win (22-20, 15-21, 21-15). The Women’s Eagles moved onto Round 3 where they faced off against host Georgian College’s team of Trischler/Tubman, falling to the Grizzlies in two games (11-21, 17-21).
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