College of the Rockies women’s Avalanche players (l-r) Miranda Myndio

College of the Rockies women’s Avalanche players (l-r) Miranda Myndio

COTR Avs Volleyball Players Named National Scholars

Four members of the PACWEST championship winning women's team were recognized for their outstanding academic accomplishments by the CCAA

Courtesy Darryl Schmidt

College of the Rockies proudly presented the 2015/16 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Scholar award to four of their current and past volleyball players.

The CCAA National Scholar Award is designed to recognize the outstanding academic accomplishments of CCAA student athletes. To be recognized, an athlete must achieve honours standing at their post-secondary institution in the current academic year.

All four College of the Rockies recipients were members of the PACWEST championship winning women’s Avalanche team.  They are Kara Froese, Taylor Forster, Mackenzie Morey and Miranda Myndio. Froese and Forster have won the award two years in a row.

“We are so proud of all of our National Scholars,” says Manager of Student Life and Athletics, Cori Andrichuk.  “To have these student athletes achieve such high grade-point-averages in the midst of their championship-winning season is quite a feat.  This is a testament to our teams’ focus on academics as the number one priority and to the fortitude of these young women.”

After completing two years at College of the Rockies, Kara Froese has moved on to UBC to continue her studies.  The remaining three athletes will continue to be a part of the College’s women’s Avalanche team for the 2016/17 season as they aim to defend their provincial championship.