College Athletics

Okanagan high school girls volleyball players Georgia MacLean of Lake Country’s George Elliot Secondary (from left), Olivia Pederson of Vernon Christian School, Kassidy Schaper-Kotter of Vernon Secondary and Makenna Lane from W.L. Seaton Secondary have signed to play college volleyball with Abbotsford’s Columbia Bible College. (File photos)

Fraser Valley college inks quartet of Okanagan recruits

Columbia Bible College Bearcats in Abbotsford sign four players to women’s volleyball squad

 

Former Vernon Vipers forward Odeen Tuft, right, is one of 11 former B.C. Hockey League players nominated for NCAA Hockey’s biggest individual honour, the Hobey Baker Award. Tufto, from Minnesota, played the 2015-16 season with the Snakes. He’s now a senior and captain of the Quinnipiac Bobcats in Hamden, Conn. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Former Vernon Vipers star nominated for top college hockey award

Odeen Tufto of Quinnipiac University is one of 11 ex-BCHLers nominated for Hobey Baker Award

 

Vernon’s Nya Derkach of the Fulton Maroons (with ball) has been recruited to play university hoops for the Thompson Rivers WolfPack in Kamloops. (Photo contributed)

WolfPack howling over Vernon player

Thompson Rivers University women’s basketball recruits 6-foot-1 Nya Derkach from Fulton Secondary

 

UBCO North Okanagan Athletes Brianna Falk (from left), Jordan Korol, Kelsey Falk, Maya Bandy and Maddy Laranjo are among a record 97 UBCO student-athletes named Academic All- Canadians. (UBCO photos)

North Okanagan, Lake Country athletes earn Academic All-Canadian status

Five women from North OK and three athletes from Lake Country among record 97 from UBCO honoured

UBCO North Okanagan Athletes Brianna Falk (from left), Jordan Korol, Kelsey Falk, Maya Bandy and Maddy Laranjo are among a record 97 UBCO student-athletes named Academic All- Canadians. (UBCO photos)
Vernon’s Kendra Munk-Jones won her first college golf event for the UBC Okanagan Heat, winning the B.C. Rivalry Series stop at Surrey’s Northview Golf and Country Club. (UBCO Photo)

Vernon golfer collects college victory

Kendra Jones-Munk of UBCO Heat wins rivalry series stop in Surrey

Vernon’s Kendra Munk-Jones won her first college golf event for the UBC Okanagan Heat, winning the B.C. Rivalry Series stop at Surrey’s Northview Golf and Country Club. (UBCO Photo)
Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (right, in action against the Alberta Golden Bears) is a top-20 prospect for the 2021 CFL draft. (Bob Frid - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

Vernon football standout ranks CFL coverage

Ben Hladik of UBC Thunderbirds ranked No. 16 in top-20 CFL scouting bureau list for 2021 entry draft

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (right, in action against the Alberta Golden Bears) is a top-20 prospect for the 2021 CFL draft. (Bob Frid - UBC Thunderbirds photo)
Former Vernon Christian School Royals volleyball standout Ben Molitwenik is taking his talent and game down Highway 97 south to the UBC Okanagan Heat. Molitwenik helped lead the Royals to back-to-back B.C. High School Boys A Division championships and was named outstanding player in both provincial tournaments. (UBCO Heat photo)

Vernon volleyball standout signs with Heat

Ben Molitwenik helped Vernon Christian School Royals win back-to-back B.C. titles

Former Vernon Christian School Royals volleyball standout Ben Molitwenik is taking his talent and game down Highway 97 south to the UBC Okanagan Heat. Molitwenik helped lead the Royals to back-to-back B.C. High School Boys A Division championships and was named outstanding player in both provincial tournaments. (UBCO Heat photo)
It won’t happen in 2020 due to COVID-19, but Vernon soccer keeper Kevin Morgan is eager to start his college career with the UBC Okanagan Heat. (Mary-Anne Morgan - photo)

Vernon keeper eager to start college soccer career

Kevin Morgan, 18, graduate of Thompson Okanagan Football Academy, signs on with UBCO Heat

It won’t happen in 2020 due to COVID-19, but Vernon soccer keeper Kevin Morgan is eager to start his college career with the UBC Okanagan Heat. (Mary-Anne Morgan - photo)
Coldstream’s Maya Bandy’s final season with the UBCO Heat women’s soccer team won’t happen as the season has been cancelled by Canada West Conference due to COVID-19. The conference announced Monday, June 8, that fall term sports were being cancelled, including soccer, football, rugby 15s and field hockey. The move affects more than a dozen North Okanagan student-athletes. (Photo submitted).

North Okanagan athletes stung by university sports cancellations

More than a dozen local soccer and football university athletes have seasons cancelled by COVID-19

Coldstream’s Maya Bandy’s final season with the UBCO Heat women’s soccer team won’t happen as the season has been cancelled by Canada West Conference due to COVID-19. The conference announced Monday, June 8, that fall term sports were being cancelled, including soccer, football, rugby 15s and field hockey. The move affects more than a dozen North Okanagan student-athletes. (Photo submitted).
Vernon player double winner at TRU Awards Night

Vernon player double winner at TRU Awards Night

Basketball player Micheal Rouault earns pair of honours in final year

Vernon player double winner at TRU Awards Night
Vernon’s Micheal Rouault has been named winner of U SPORTS’ Ken Shields Award as the men’s top university basketball player who excels ion the court, in the classroom and the community. (TRU Andrew Snucins photo)

Vernon basketball star captures prestigious award

Micheal Rouault wins USPORTS men’s basketball’s Ken Shields Award for excellence on and off the court

Vernon’s Micheal Rouault has been named winner of U SPORTS’ Ken Shields Award as the men’s top university basketball player who excels ion the court, in the classroom and the community. (TRU Andrew Snucins photo)
Micheal Rouault

Vernon basketball star captures prestigious award

Micheal Rouault wins USPORTS men’s basketball’s Ken Shields Award for excellence on and off the court

Micheal Rouault