Chong & Starheim KPU Eagles/Sheraton Vancouver Guildford 'Athletes of the Week', week ending Sunday, October 26, 2014

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Metro Vancouver.....The KPU Eagles are proud to announce their Sheraton Vancouver Guildford 'Athletes of the Week' for the week ending Sunday, October 26, 2014 as Rosalyn Chong, Vancouver, BC of badminton and Jacob Starheim, Delta, BC of men's soccer.

Badminton Rosalyn Chong 14/15
Chong is in her third-year with the KPU Eagles and excelled this past weekend in the opening PACWEST tournament of the year, hosted by the VIU Mariners. Chong is currently ranked in first place in the conference in women’s singles. Eagles Athletic Director David Kent was pleased with the results of the first tournament, “Rosalyn has done an incredible job as a leader on the badminton team. She works hard and has started the year off on a great note.”

MSOC 18 Jacob Starheim 14/15
Starheim finished his fifth year with the Eagles with a 2014 PACWEST first-team all-star nod, which is the second time he has received this honour. At the 2014 PACWEST Provincials hosted by Quest University Canada this past weekend it was his determination, grit, and dedication to the team that helped maintain the fight during both matches. Kent stated, “On behalf of the Eagles I want to thank and congratulate Jake on a great university soccer career and leadership with the program, as well as all of his hard work that helped the program get to the post-season. We wish you all the best.”

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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.

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