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Camosun Chargers 20th Annual Awards Ceremony

April 10, 2014

Student-athletes, coaches and supporters of the Camosun College Chargers gathered to recognize the achievements of the College's student-athletes at Camosun's 20th Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony, Thursday, April 10th at the Harbour Towers Hotel.

Fourth-year wing Elyse Matthews from the Chargers women's basketball squad, and Lucas Dellabough, second-year rightside from the men's volleyball team took the spotlight, co-winning the prestigious President's Cup award for outstanding achievements in academics and athletics.

Elyse earned a perfect 9.0 GPA this past fall in the Environmental Technology program at Camosun. Meanwhile, Lucas finished with a remarkable cumulative GPA of 8.765 over his last two years in the Camosun College Associate Science program, including a perfect 9.0 this past semester.

"I am thrilled by the achievements of our Charger student-athletes," says Graham Mathews, Camosun Chargers Athletic Director. "This is the second year in a row that Elyse has won this award, we couldn't be more proud of her and Lucas' accomplishments as student-athlete leaders."

Third-year men's volleyball middle Alex Sadowski was the recipient of the Linda Henderson Award for Excellence for demonstrating commitment, strength of character and a high level of proficiency in the sport of volleyball. Alex demonstrated consistent leadership with the Chargers this year.  As a player, he commanded the respect of his teammates and coaches, as well as the attention of the other teams in the PACWEST.

The Derek Twomey Scholarship for Sport was awarded to first-year Chargers setter Vitor Macedo (Brazil) who was selected by Derek's former team mates and coaches as the second-time winner of the award for his fighting spirit, commitment to hard work and passion for the game.

Sponsored by Accent Inns, the PACWEST Academic Excellence Awards were presented to ten Camosun student-athletes for achieving an honours standing over a minimum period of one full academic year. Recipients from the women's basketball team included Brianne Larson, (Arts & Science), Elyse Matthews (Environmental Technology), Melissa Van Dyk (Bachelor of Business Administration), and Ella Goldschmid (Exercise and Wellness). From the women's volleyball team, Kelsey Clarke (Associate of Arts), Morgan Marshall (Sport Performance), and Erika Sheen (Human Resources Management). From men's golf, Jarred Callbeck (Business Administration). And men's volleyball recipients included Lucas Dellabough (Associate of Science), and Alex Sadowski (Electronics Engineering).

In addition, a number of student-athletes were recognized for their outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments at the Provincial and National levels. Thirteen Chargers were the recipients of the PACWEST and CCAA awards which were sponsored by Wilson's Transportation:

Player Sport Awards
Jarred Callbeck Men's Golf
  • SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian
  • CCAA All Canadian
  • PACWEST 1st Team All-Star
Alex Sadowski Men's Volleyball
  • SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian
  • PACWEST 1st Team All-Star
  • PACWEST Athlete of the Week (Oct 22-28, 2013)
  • PACWEST Athlete of the Week (Feb 4 – 10, 2014)
Vitor Macedo Men's Volleyball
  • PACWEST 2nd Team All-Star
  • PACWEST Athlete of the Week (Feb 11 – 17, 2014)
Alex Wolf Men's Volleyball
  • PACWEST 2nd Team All-Star
  • PACWEST Athlete of the Week (Jan. 21 –27, 2014)
Cameron Fennema Men's Volleyball
  • PACWEST All-Rookie Team
Trevor Scheurmann Men's Basketball
  • PACWEST First Team All-Star
Aija Salvador Women's Basketball
  • CCAA All Canadian
  • PACWEST 1st Team All-Star
  • PACWEST Athlete of the Week (Nov. 12 –18, 2013)
  • PACWEST Athlete of the Week (Feb. 18 –24, 2014)
Ella Goldschmid Women's Basketball
  • PACWEST 2nd Team All-Star
Emma Cunningham Women's Basketball
  • PACWEST All-Rookie Team
Elyse Matthews Women's Basketball
  • SIRC-CCAA Academic All-Canadian
  • PACWEST 2nd Team All-Star
Hilary Graham Women's Volleyball
  • PACWEST 1st Team All-Star
  • PACWEST Athlete of the Week (Nov 19 –25, 2013)
Kaelyn Parmelee Women's Volleyball
  • PACWEST All-Rookie Team
Mariah Holmstrom Women's Volleyball
  • PACWEST Athlete of the Week (Jan.7-13, 2014)

Three student-athletes were recognized as Team Rookie: Emma Cunningham from Spectrum, Victoria (women's basketball); Cameron Fennema from Pacific Christian School, Victoria-grad (men's volleyball); and Kaelyn Parmelee from Kalamalka, Vernon - grad (women's volleyball).

Five additional student-athletes were acknowledged for their Team Leadership throughout the year. Among those were Jeremy Finn (men's volleyball), Mariah Holmstrom (women's volleyball), Elyse Matthews (women's basketball), Lachlan Ross (men's basketball) and Grant Maskiewich (men's golf).

A final group of Camosun athletes received the Team MVP award, including Jarred Callbeck (men's golf), Trevor Scheurmann (men's basketball), Hilary Graham (women's volleyball), Aija Salvador (women's basketball) and Alex Sadowski (men's volleyball).

Student-athletes graduating from the Chargers athletics program were also recognized for their valued contributions, Trevor Scheurmann from the men's basketball program; student-athletes Brianne Larson, Karli Keown and Elyse Matthews (women's basketball); Olivia Redden, Kelsey Clarke, Kelsey Johnson (women's volleyball) and Jarred Callbeck men's golf.

"Our student-athletes and coaches worked extremely hard this year and I'm very proud of them," said Graham Matthews, Camosun Recreation and Athletics Coordinator . "We can't wait for what should be an exciting 2014-15!"

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