Metro Vancouver.....The KPU Eagles are proud to announce their Sheraton Vancouver Guildford 'Athletes of the Week' for the week ending Sunday, February 22, 2015 as Jessica Villadiego, Surrey, BC, of women’s basketball and James Bradshaw, Delta, BC of men's basketball.
“Jessica has been a great contributor since she joined our team just before Christmas,” said Eagles assistant coach Jen Dudley, “She has been a dynamite defender and our engine on offense. She has played nearly 40 minutes for us every game and been a consistent contributor on and off the court.”
“James was very positive the whole season as he has maintained focus, stayed calm, and helped his teammates grow as individuals. He was one of the guys who never quit on us,” noted Eagles head coach Vladimir Nikić, “He works really hard, can play strong for 40 minutes, and never asks to be subbed off. He is a pleasure to coach and played very positive minutes this past weekend during two tough games on the Island.”
For more information on the Department of Athletics & Recreation, please contact Junelle Mah, sports information and marketing, at 604-786-0804 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.