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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

2013 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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Recent Headlines

2012-2013 Season
04/03/13 KPU Eagles Women's Basketball Finish 4th in the PACWEST
26/02/13 Three Eagles Named PACWEST Basketball All-Star Award Honours
18/02/13 Six KPU Badminton Athletes Qualify for CCAA Nationals
18/02/13 KPU Women's Basketball Set for Island Get-away
18/02/13 Eagles Men's Basketball Remain Positive Despite No Post Season
28/01/13 Women's Eagles Charge Past Camosun
28/01/13 Island Teams Test Men's Eagles
24/01/13 Eagles Badminton in Action after Long Break
21/01/13 Men's Eagles Welcome Home Stretch
21/01/13 Women's Eagles Stay in Middle of Pack
14/01/13 Bosir has Massive Weekend on Home Court
14/01/13 Yngreso Commands Cour against Top Ranked Team
07/01/13 Definitive Win for Women's Eagles After Break
07/01/13 Men's Eagles Battle Bearcats in OT
20/12/12 Eagles Badminton Ranked 5th in Canada
17/12/12 Stirring Finish to Women's Eagles Grade 8 Holiday Classic
13/12/12 Women's Eagles Welcome Grade 8 Girls for Annual Tournament
10/12/12 Thrilling Finale for 5th Annual Pat Dooley Memorial Tournament
04/12/12 Men's Eagles to Host 5th Annual Pat Dooley Memorial Tournament
03/12/12 Men's Eagles Beat 2nd Ranked Team in Country
03/12/12 Brown Has Solid Weekend on Island
26/11/12 Women's Eagles Double Up Against Cats
26/11/12 Tough Overtime Loss for Men's Eagles
19/11/12 Eagles Split Decision in Thrilling Home Opening Weekend
19/11/12 Women's Eagles Electrify on Home Court
13/11/12 Double Trouble for Eagles on Road
13/11/12 Kavanagh Has Break-out Performance on Road
05/11/12 Birds Take on Cats in Season Opening Weekend
01/11/12 Eagles Basketball Looks Forward to PACWEST Season
29/10/12 Eagles Men's Soccer Season Draws to a Close in Squamish
24/10/12 Eagles Named to PACWEST Soccer All-Star Teams
22/10/12 Eagles Women and Men Battle for Final Playoff Spots
22/10/12    Eagles Badminton Team Makes Their Mark in Kamloops
15/10/12 Up and Down Weekend for Eagles Soccer on Home Turf
09/10/12 Tough Thanksgiving Weekend for Soccer
09/10/12       Eagles Golf Team Ends Best Season in Years
01/10/12 Eagles Golf Team Gains Confidence in Nanaimo
24/09/12 Eagles Contine Streak at Home
17/09/12 Eagles Soccer In Top Half Of PACWEST Standings
17/09/12 Eagles Host 2nd PACWEST Golf Tournament
10/09/12 Eagles Golf Team Open Season Moving Up The Ranks
10/09/12 Eagles Soccer Teams Open Season Strong