Michelle Bos of the Holy Cross Crusaders will join the Thompson Rivers University Wolf Pack next season.

Bos commits to Thompson Rivers and Canada West

Holy Cross Crusaders guard will play at the CIS level for 2014-15

Michelle Bos is used to playing at the Tournament Capital Centre (TCC) in Kamloops.

As a member of the Holy Cross Crusaders girls high school basketball team, the 5’10” guard has always finished her season there, playing at the Senior AA girls provincial championships with plenty of success.

But the next time Bos steps on the court at the TCC will be as a member of the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) WolfPack women’s basketball team, to which she has committed for the 2014-15 Canada West season.

“Michelle is a wonderful, hardworking young lady that is just the type of student athlete we recruit here at TRU,” said Wolf Pack head coach Scott Reeves.  “Michelle can play a number of positions for us and her skill set is well suited for the CIS (Canadian Inveruniversity Sport) game. What makes us most proud of signing someone like Michelle is the type of person we are getting, not just the basketball player.”

After considering several other institutions in B.C., as well as visiting the University of Lethbridge, Bos chose TRU and will enroll in the Bachelor of Nursing program.

“The number one reason was the vibe I got from the team. The girls are very fun and nice,” said Bos, explaining her decision. “They seem to get along very well and have a good team chemistry. I am looking forward to being a part of that. It just seems right.”

Bos has been a huge reason why the Crusaders have been a perennial power at the Senior AA level of high school basketball. She played in her first provincial championship tournament at the TCC and Thompson Rivers University in 2011, helping the Crusaders to a third-place finish as a Grade 9 player. A year later, Bos was a first-team all-star as the Crusaders placed third again, and was the tournament’s Most Valuable Player last season when Holy Cross claimed the B.C. championship banner.

Next September, she will have to make the adjustment to playing against some of the nation’s best amateur basketball players at the CIS level.

“The strength of the players and the speed of the game seem to be the biggest aspects I will need to get adjusted to,” she said. “In high school, most of the players you go against don’t work out and lift weights. That will be the biggest difference, the physicality of the game.”

Her high school coach, Steve Beauchamp, expects her to have little difficulty moving on to the next level.

“Michelle is very intelligent, athletic and coachable,” he said “On the defensive end, she is one of our top defenders and usually draws the other team’s top players to defend. She is a leader on the floor and has a very high basketball IQ.  She can score when we need a big basket, get us a timely defensive rebound or bring the fans to their feet with a great assist to a streaking teammate.”

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Man pleads guilty to stabbing woman, off-duty cop outside North Delta elementary school

The suspect, whose name is under a publication ban, faced 10 charges in relation to this incident

Surrey RCMP boss Brian Edwards on moving forward, and what keeps him awake at night

Edwards spoke with Now-Leader reporter Tom Zytaruk about what he’s learning and hopes to accomplish as Surrey’s top cop

PHOTOS: Cloverdale’s Coldest Night of the Year charity walk raises $125K

Annual event sees more than 500 walkers take part

All-Surrey battle for South Fraser boys basketball title

At Tamanawis, the top four teams will go to provincials

Hopes are for ‘focus on Surrey investments’ when Horgan speaks in March

Luncheon at golf course planned by Surrey Board of Trade

VIDEO: Illicit drug overdoses killed 981 in B.C. in 2019, down 38%

Chief coroner says figures were down about a third in the province’s fourth year of the opioid crisis

UPDATE: Protesters dismantle blockade on Maple Ridge tracks

West Coast Express train service is expected to run again Tuesday morning

VIDEO: B.C.’s seventh coronavirus patient at home in Fraser Health region

Canada in ‘containment’ as COVID-19 spreads in other countries

Motorists were ‘driving like their own Indy 500’ before fatal Abbotsford crash, court hears

Family member declares defence request for 90-day jail sentence a ‘joke’

B.C. takes over another Retirement Concepts senior care home

Summerland facility latest to have administrator appointed

RCMP pull office from Wet’suwet’en territory, but hereditary chiefs still want patrols to end

Chief says temporary closure of field office not enough as Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute drags on

Prescription opioids getting B.C. addicts off ‘poisoned’ street drugs

Minister Judy Darcy says Abbotsford pilot project working

Royals, Elvis, Captain Cook: Hundreds of wax figures find new life in B.C. man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Teck CEO says Frontier withdrawal a result of tensions over climate, reconciliation

Don Lindsay speaks at mining conference, a day after announcing suspension of oilsands project

Most Read