Evan Daum, Canada West Communications
NEW WESTMINSTER – Just over two weeks away from the biggest awards night in CIS, the list of top athletes from across Canada West is now complete.
Trinity Western University announced Nathan George and Elly Wendel as their male and female athletes of the year respectively Tuesday evening, rounding out the conference’s top athletes from the 2015-16 season.
Also among the conference's athletes of the year this season is NFL Draft prospect David Onyemata of the Manitoba Bisons.
The Nigerian claimed Manitoba's top male athlete award, capping off a season which saw the defensive lineman earn the J.P. Metras Award as CIS football's top down lineman.
The Canada West male and female athletes of the year will be announced Monday, April 18, when the 2015-16 nominees for the prestigious BLG Awards, which honour annually the top male and female athletes in the country, are unveiled by CIS.
Since 1993, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP – Canada’s largest full-service law firm – has hosted the BLG Awards to honour the top university athletes in the country and promote post-graduate studies at Canadian universities.
Over the last 23 years a total of 15 Canada West athletes (8 men and 7 women) have claimed the national honour, with the most recent recipient coming in 2013 when Shanice Marcelle (UBC women’s volleyball) captured the award.
Below you will find a complete list of this year’s athletes of the year from all 17 conference members.
|MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR||
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
|ALBERTA||Mike Asselstine, wrestling||Jessie Niles, volleyball||Click here|
|BRANDON||Roy Ching, volleyball||Shanlee McLennan, volleyball||Click here|
|UBC||Michael O'Connor, football||Hannah Haughn, field hockey||Click here|
|UBCO||Mitch Goodwin, basketball||Katie Wuttunee, volleyball||Click here|
|CALGARY||Andrew Buckley, football||Jenna Westaway, track & field||Click here|
|UFV||Kevon Parchment, basketball||Kayli Sartori, basketball||Click here|
|LETHBRIDGE||Peter Millman, track & field||Sandra Latrace, track & field||Click here|
|MACEWAN||Denzel James, basketball||Megan Wood, basketball||Click here|
|MANITOBA||David Onyemata, football||Kim Moors, swimming||Click here|
|MOUNT ROYAL||Tyler Fiddler, hockey||Jenna Smith, volleyball||Click here|
|UNBC||Francesco Bartolillo, soccer||Maria Mongomo, basketball||Click here|
|REGINA||Noah Choboter, swimming||Toni Ross, hockey||Click here|
|SASKATCHEWAN||Jordon Cooke, hockey||Laura Dally, basketball||Click here|
|THOMPSON RIVERS||Josh Wolfram, basketball||Iuliia Pakhomenko, volleyball||Click here|
|TRINITY WESTERN||Nathan George, track & field||Elizabeth Wendel, volleyball||Click here|
|VICTORIA||Cam Hundal, soccer||Emma Greig, soccer||Click here|
|WINNIPEG||Finn Higgins, wrestling||Megan Noonan, basketball||Click here|