Athletes of the Year

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2014/2015

Thompson Rivers University Athletes of the Year

Matt Milovic-Alex Reid and Iulia Pakhomkenko (STF Athletes)

Alex Reid and Iuliia Pakhomenko - Athletes of the Year.

2013/2014

Thompson Rivers University Athletes of the Year

STF Athletes of the Year 2013-14 Brad Gunter and Alanna Bekkering presented by Matt Milovick (Apr 3, 2014 Snucins)

Brad Gunter and Alanna Bekkering - Athletes of the Year.

2012/2013

Thompson Rivers University Athletes of the Year

Kevin Pribilsky-Christopher Seguin-Diane Schuetze (STF Athlete of the Year)

Kevin Pribilsky and Diane Schuetze - Athletes of the Year.

2011/2012

Thompson Rivers University Athletes of the Year

2011-2012 Athletes of the Year: Diane Schuetze and Chas Kok

Diane Schuetze and Chas Kok - Athletes of the Year.

2010/2011

Thompson Rivers University Athletes of the Year

Greg Stewart, Dr Alan Shaver and Marlee Mertens-Athletes of the Year

Greg Stewart, Dr Alan Shaver and Marlee Mertens - Athletes of the Year.

2009/2010

Thompson Rivers University Athletes of the Year

Jessie Lebert and Gord Perrin 2009-10 Athletes of the year with Ken Olynyk

Jessie Lebert and Gord Perrin 2009-10 Athletes of the year with Ken Olynyk

Sports Task Force Athletes of the Year

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Diane Schuetze, Tom Barley from the Sports Task Force and Greg Stewart - Sports Task Force Athletes of the Year.

2008/2009

Thompson Rivers University Athletes of the Year

Cliff Neufeld, James Byra and Shantelle Cooper

Cliff Neufeld, Vice President of Administration and Finance along with Athletes of the Year James Byra (Men's Soccer) and Shantelle Cooper (Women's Soccer). Byra and Cooper were both CCAA All-Canadians and BC CAA First Team All-Stars.

2007/2008

Thompson Rivers University Athletes of the Year

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Garrett Babichuk (Badminton) and Shannen Meyer (Women's Soccer). Garrett was a double medalist at the CCAA Badminton Championships. Shannen was a BCCAA All-Star and a CCAA All-Canadian.

2006/2007

Thompson Rivers University Athletes of the Year

Athletes of the Year - presented by Jon Shephard - Robin Schoebel and Robyn Devlin

Athletes of the Year: Robin Schoebel and Robyn Devlin, presented by Jon Shephard

Sports Task Force Athletes of the Year

Sports Task Force Athletes of the Year - presented by Pat O'Brien - Kristi Spelay and Patrick Johnston

Sports Task Force Athletes of the Year - presented by Pat O'Brien - Kristi Spelay and Patrick Johnston

Scholar Athletes of the Year

Scholar Athletes of the Year - presented by Ken Olynyk - Alix Stupich and Tanner Brotzel

Scholar Athletes of the Year - presented by Ken Olynyk - Alix Stupich and Tanner Brotzel

2005/2006

Thompson Rivers University Athletes of the Year

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(L-R): Dan Cecchini, Shannon Enns, and Kelly Shantz (Sports Task Force member)

Shannon Enns - Women's Soccer

Shannon has been a mainstay of the UCC/TRU Woman's team for the past 4 seasons. In the past 2 years she has been co captain of the team and in both of those years she was voted onto the 1st team of provincial all stars. Shannon's solid defensive play and leadership helped the team qualify for the national championship 3 of the 4 years she played for us. This year, Shannon was 2nd in the league in all-star and All-Canadian voting.

Dan Cecchini - Men's Soccer

Dan’s a 3rd year player and team captain who at 6’3” has been quite a presence in the center of the field for our team this year. His size has allowed him extra room to maneuver into good scoring positions and has lead the team with 8 goals this year; good enough for 3rd in the league. For a big man, his ability to play the ball on the ground has been a valuable asset to his team, as well as his leaping ability allows him to win a lot of head balls in the midfield. Attaining first team all-star status and placing 3rd in All-Canadian votes, Dan accomplished all of this while playing with a bad knee.

Thompson Rivers University Scholar-Athletes of the Year

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(L-R): Kali Ellis, Brian Smith, Brent Traxel (last year's winner), Laura Plouffe, and Shannon Enns (last year's winner)

Kali Ellis - Women's Basketball

Kali had a tremendous first year in CIS play. Not only did she lead us in rebounding, but was always counted upon to guard the opposing team’s best player. Kali also found time during the basketball season to maintain a perfect GPA of 4.0. Kali has not only a bright basketball future, but a bright academic future as well.

Laura Plouffe - Women's Volleyball

As a 2nd year college transfer Laura brought her competitive nature and outstanding work ethic to our volleyball program. She led the TRU WolfPack women’s volleyball team in digs with 188 and an average of 2.81 per game. Laura is truly a student athlete. With a GPA of 4.0 and our team’s defensive leader, Laura is the perfect candidate for the Scholar Athlete of the Year Award.

Brian Smith - Men's Basketball

Averaging 8.15 points per game, 3 rebounds, 49% field goal percentage and 75% free throw percentage as a starter for the WolfPack basketball team, Brian was also able to pull down a 3.7 GPA in the fall semester while taking 2nd and 3rd year business courses.

Thompson Rivers University Sports Task Force Athletes of the Year

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(L-R): Kristi Spelay, Pat O'Brien (Sports Task Force member), and Travis Duncan

Kristi Spelay - Women's Basketball

Kristi, while maintaining an overall GPA of 3.33, Kristi has participated in community functions, including STARS Basketball, and has given up many weekends doing Steve Nash Basketball. Kristi is always willing to help out with clinics, and is often recognized in games, by the elementary school kids in the stands. Kristi is also a key player for the WolfPack, and is athletically very gifted. With increased experience and court time, Kristi will play a huge role in Women's Basketball Programs success.

Travis Duncan - Men's Soccer

A starting defender for the TRU soccer team, Travis is a great role model for future student-athletes in regards to time management, work ethic and volunteering. Travis has volunteered his time this year as co-coach of the Westsyde senior boy’s basketball team with Ryan Porter, assistant coaching Westsyde’s senior girls soccer team with Eric Schweizer, and running for a position on this year’s TRU student union. Travis was also somehow able to manage 4 part-time jobs and 5 courses in the fall semester, and 2 part-time jobs this semester while completing 6 courses to finish his degree.

2004/2005

Thompson Rivers UniversityAthletes of the Year

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Sean Garvey - Men's Basketball and Lisa Strachan - Women's Volleyball

Thompson Rivers University Scholar-Athletes of the Year

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Brent Traxel - Men's Basketball and Shannon Enns - Women's Soccer

Thompson Rivers University Sports Task Force Athletes of the Year

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Duaine Bowles - Baseball and Denise Kraljevic - Women's Basketball

2003/2004

University College of the Cariboo Scholar Athletes of the Year

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(L-R): Meghan Allan and Chad Decker

2002/2003

University College of the Cariboo Scholar Athletes of the Year

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(L-R): Leah Stott and Bryden Russell

2001/2002

University College of the Cariboo Scholar Athletes of the Year

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(L-R): Lucas Cockburn, Jonas Haiduk, Elizabeth Hunter, and Roger Barnsley (UCC President)

2000/2001

University College of the Cariboo Scholar Athletes of the Year

Kirstine Niemi (Female) and Lucas Cockburn (Male)

1999/2000

University College of the Cariboo Scholar Athletes of the Year

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Sandra Redford and Lucas Cockburn

1998/1999

University College of the Cariboo Scholar Athletes of the Year

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(L-R): Maci Badyal, Sandra Redford, Dayna Schweizer, and Susie Safford (Dean of Student Development)

1997/1998

University College of the Cariboo Scholar Athletes of the Year

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(L-R): Sandra Redford, Danilo Caron, and Mel Galloway (Director of Student Services)

1996/1997

University College of the Cariboo Scholar Athletes of the Year

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(L-R): Dayna Schweizer and Danilo Caron

1995/1996

University College of the Cariboo Scholar Athletes of the Year

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(L-R): Laura Favaro, Jacquie Hicks and Nino Sose

1994/1995

University College of the Cariboo Scholar Athletes of the Year

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(L-R): Jason Beck, Jim Wright (UCC President), and Nicole Gouthro

1993/1994

University College of the Cariboo Scholar Athletes of the Year

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(L-R): Nicole Gouthro, Jim Wright (UCC President), and Jake Schmidt

1992/1993

University College of the Cariboo Scholar Athletes of the Year

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Nicole Gouthro and Bryon Gayfer

1991/1992

University College of the Cariboo Scholar Athletes of the Year

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(L-R): Chris Gremaud, Jim Wright (UCC President), and Tina Laursen

1990/1991

Cariboo College Scholar Athletes of the Year

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Chris Gremaud and Tracey Smillie

1989/1990

Cariboo College Scholar Athletes of the Year

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Devanee Peterson and Chris Gremaud

1988/1989

Cariboo College Scholar Athletes of the Year

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(L-R): Steve Gabor, Janet Aylard, and Eric Sollid

1987/1988

Cariboo College Scholar Athletes of the Year

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Steve Humphrey and Coleen Anderson

1986/1987

Cariboo College Scholar Athletes of the Year

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Jeff Strother and Molly Harrison

1985/1986

Cariboo College Scholar Athletes of the Year

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Rob Cederberg and Sue Decker

1984/1985

Cariboo College Scholar Athletes of the Year

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Tracey Graf and Harvey Makortoff

1983/1984

Cariboo College Scholar Athletes of the Year

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Kevin Russell and Jackie MacLean

1982/1983

Cariboo College Scholar Athletes of the Year

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Heather Matheson and Terry Klim

1981/1982

Cariboo College Scholar Athletes of the Year

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Karen Boyd and Rolf Schilasky

1980/1981

Cariboo College Scholar Athletes of the Year

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Aaron Tubman and Nick DeCicco