Metro Vancouver.....The KPU Eagles are proud to announce their Sheraton Vancouver Guildford 'Athletes of the Week' for the week ending Sunday, February 1, 2015 as Willine Kwee, Richmond, BC, of women’s badminton and Nick Smith, Surrey, BC of men's basketball.
“Willine is a fighter, she never gives up and always goes 110%,” stated Eagles head coach Morgan van Heukelom, “Her determination to be the best whether singles, doubles, or mixed doubles. She is definitely a tournament player and very coachable as she takes in all the advice we give and executes with great skill.”
In last weekend’s games versus the VIU Mariners and Camosun College Chargers, Smith’s tenacity was key to keeping the Eagles on track.
“Nick shows that he can play well under pressure. Even when things don’t go well he can still perform at a high level. He is very mentally tough, can overcome challenges, focuses on the positives, and still works hard to get better,” said Eagles head coach Vladimir Nikić, “Specifically, he defended exceptionally well against guys way bigger than him. He also stepped up in the absence of one of our other starters and consistently is a great team player.”
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The KPU Eagles Department of Athletics & Recreation enters its 14th season of interuniversity competition. The Eagles are members of the PACWEST conference and play in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) with 100 student-athletes participating on eight varsity teams in men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, badminton and golf. KPU athletics plays its home games at the Eagles’ Nest (Surrey Campus), Northview Golf & Country Club, Newton Athletic Park, all located in Surrey, BC and the Ace Badminton Centre in Richmond, BC. The Eagles are active in the conference with staff members on various advisory committees and competing to host both provincial and national championships. The student-athletes are mainly from the lower mainland but KPU’s rosters have included student-athletes from North America, South America, Asia and Europe.