KPU Eagles Men's Golf Thomas Rose makes history as first Eagle at Nationals

Wed, Oct 15, 2014

Metro Vancouver.....KPU Eagles' veteran golfer Thomas Rose, Surrey, BC is making history as the first Eagle to participate in the CCAA Nationals. After a successful 2014 season in the PACWEST that included an All-Star nod, Rose competes October 15-17th at the 2014 PING CCAA Golf Championships at the Lorette Golf Club in Loretteville, QC.

Rose is in his fifth year with the program, but due to changes in the CCAA eligibility rules he is now listed in his third year of athletic eligibility. The Arts major has had a strong year in the PACWEST with Top 10 finishes in all four tournaments to end the year at fourth place in the league with +9 and 589.

KPU Invitational 1
September 6-7th 2014

VIU Invitational 2
September 13-14th 2014

Tied for 9th place
75 + 71 = 146
Tied for 3rd place
76 + 75 = 151
Douglas College Invitational 3
September 27-28th 2014
UBCO Invitational 4
October 4-5th 2014
Tied for 6th place
72 + 70 = 142
Tied for 8th place
77 + 73 = 150

Rose was also named to the Men's 2014 PACWEST All-Star Team along with:
Matthew Haddad, Qualicum, BC (VIU)
Connor O'Dell, Chiliwack, BC (UFV)
Zachary Olson, Strathmore, AB (UFV)
Aaron Pauls, Chilliwack, BC (UFV)

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"This is a tremendous accomplishment for Thomas. We are incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication he has put into not only golf but his academics as well," stated KPU Eagles Director of Athletics & Recreation David Kent, "Thomas is an exceptional ambassador for the KPU Eagles and the institution as a whole, we wish him all the best as he takes on the nation at the 2014 PING CCAA Nationals."

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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. Follow us on Twitter at @KPUEagles and on Facebook Eagles.