Jessica Anderegg (left) of the KPU Eagles women’s soccer team was named Athlete of the Year by the university’s athletic department.

KPU honours its athletes

Jessica Anderegg, Thomas Rose named Athletes of the Year

Jessica Anderegg and Thomas Rose were named Athletes of the Year by the Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) athletic department.

The KPU Eagles celebrated its 14th season of PACWEST (Pacific Western Athletic Conference) competition with its annual awards night last week at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, naming Surrey residents Anderegg and Rose as recipients of the President’s Outstanding Athlete Awards.

Anderegg, a defender with the KPU women’s soccer team, completed her third season of PACWEST competition by helping the Eagles qualify for the provincial championships while being selected a first-team all-star.

Rose was also an all-star while placing fifth in the PACWEST, and qualifying of the national championships.

Both athletes were also named the Most Valuable Players (MVP) of their respective teams. Other MVP award winners included Bradley Low (men’s badminton), Veronica Young (women’s badminton), Matt Cooley of North Delta (men’s basketball), Shilpa Khanna of Surrey (women’s basketball), and Nawaf Binsaleh (men’s soccer).

The women’s basketball squad was the KPU Team Award for the highest grade point average (GPA) at 3.01 in the fall semester.

A pair of basketball players each won a Charter Bus Lines Varsity Athletic Academic Award for the highest GPA in their first year at KPU. Amelia Worrell had the highest GPA among female athletes, while Nick Smith was tops among the males.

Smith, a first-year forward with a GPA better than 3.67, also received the Shewfelt Family Endowed Award for Athletics for demonstrating leadership on the court and in the classroom.

Third-year midfielder Rachel Gledstone of Surrey was presented with the Mary & Pius McEachern Memorial Award, which goes to a member of the KPU Eagles women’s soccer team for “loyalty, persistence, and hard work.”

The Patrick Dooley Memorial Award, in memory of the 16 year-old high school basketball player who passed away suddenly in 2008, went to North Delta’s Spencer Maichin. The award is presented to a returning player on the men’s basketball team who demonstrates leadership on and off the court.

Just Posted

Surrey, Santa Claus is coming to town with lighted trucks

Special events in Cloverdale and Surrey Civic Plaza on Dec. 2

A ‘Peter Pan’-to opens in Surrey this week, and tickets are being snapped up

Show at Surrey Arts Centre is produced by FVGSS, A Musical Theatre Company

Threatened frog re-discovered in Delta Nature Reserve

The Burns Bog Conservation Society is asking residents to report sightings of the red-legged frog

Fire destroys home in Surrey

Crews called at 3 a.m. Sunday for a residential house fire on the 12000-block of 100 Avenue

Operation Red Nose returns for 17th year in Delta, Richmond

Last year the program saw 358 volunteers come together to offer rides to those in need

Six students arrested, charged in sex assault probe at Toronto all-boys school

The school’s principal, Greg Reeves, described the video of the alleged sexual assault as ‘horrific’

$50k fine and community service for Vancouver Island tax evader

David Gonyea was given a nine-month conditional sentence

1st Indigenous woman to start Canadian airline looks to B.C.’s remote regions

Teara Fraser is the first Indigenous woman in Canada to start her own airline, called Iskwew Air

B.C. fire chief learns from California fires

Chief Travis Whiting and Kelowna Fire Department learn from the devasting U.S. fires

Prosecutors appeal B.C. cops’ acquittal of sex assault charges in Cuba

Port Moody’ Const. Jordan Long and Vancouver’s Const. Mark Simms were acquitted last week

Examine ‘monstrous’ allegations of forced sterilization of Indigenous women: NDP

The issue of forced sterilizations will also be raised at the UN Committee Against Torture

Canada Post ‘cooling off’ period won’t resolve postal dispute, says CUPW

CUPW national president Mike Palecek says the union isn’t holding rotating strikes to harm the public

Calgary city council votes to shut down bid for 2026 Winter Games

More than half of those who went to the polls voted ‘no’ to bidding for the games

Union offers support following B.C. mine death

Death of B.C. mine worker described as a wake up call for industry

Most Read