SPARTANS HONOURED AT ANNUAL CEREMONY- Mobilio, Pogue take home Athlete of the Year honours



- Mobilio, Pogue take home Athlete of the Year honours

LANGLEY, British Columbia
- On Tuesday night, at the Langley Events Centre, Spartan athletes were recognized and honoured in front of approximately 300 people including fellow athletes, coaches, staff, faculty, sponsors, family, and friends in the annual athletics awards banquet and awards ceremony.

The Spartan Athlete of the Year awards went to women's soccer third year midfielder  Melissa Mobilio of Coquitlam, B.C. and men's soccer fourth year forward Nathan Pogue of Seaside, Oregon.

The Bahta Melles Award for servant leadership went to women's volleyball fifth year rightside Kim Klassen of Abbotsford, B.C. and men's basketball fifth year forward Jason Keegstra of Vernon, B.C.

Kim Klassen also took home the Scholar Athlete of the Year Award.

The Rookie of the Year Awards went to women's soccer forward Alicia Tesan of Vancouver and men’s soccer defender Jordan Whitehead of Surrey, B.C.

The School of Business Spartan Athlete Award went to men’s volleyball third year leftside Marc Howatson of Victoria.

Human Kinetics Spartan Athlete Award winners were women's soccer third year forward Daniela Gerig  of Langley, B.C. and men's soccer fifth year midfielder Nathan Square-Briggs of Richmond, B.C.

The Student Athletic Therapy award went to Courtney Rosenberg.

The Big Kahuna/Adidas Canada Scholarship Award winners were Melissa Mobilio and men’s volleyball third year middle Rudy Verhoeff of Calgary.

The 2008-09 CIS academic All-Canadians recognized were women’s soccer’s Carla Breadon, Kaleigh Henry and Brianna Roth, women’s volleyball’s Amber Brown, Chelsea Hudson, Julie Koepke and Kim Klassen, women’s basketball’s Katie Haworth, men’s volleyball’s Marc Howatson and men’s soccer’s Brayden Volkenant and Jason Weins.

Rounding out the evening's awards were:
CIS Player of the Year: Paul Hamilton – men’s soccer.

CIS Rookie of the Year: Alicia Tesan - women's soccer

CIS Championship Tournament MVP: Tessa Meyer – women’s soccer

Canada West Player of the Year: Paul Hamilton – men’s soccer

Canada West Rookie of the Year: Alicia Tesan – women’s soccer

Canada West Coach of the Year: Graham Roxburgh – women’s soccer
Graduating senior athletes recognized were women’s soccer midfielder Kassi Plummer of Calgary, men’s soccer forward Nathan Pogue, forward David Rowse of St. Albert, Alta., midfielder Chris Trauter of Langley, B.C. and Nathan Square-Briggs, women’s basketball forward Amanda Knauff of Maple Ridge, B.C. and forward Lauren Doubroff of Surrey, B.C., men’s basketball guard Blair Hogg of White Rock, B.C., guard Louis Hurd of Spokane, Wash., forward Joe Vroom of Abbotsford, B.C. and Jason Keegstra and women’s volleyball rightside Kim Klassen and outside Carmen Dyck of Creston, B.C.

Staff appreciation: Kerby Court – women’s basketball coach, Paul and Roslyn Ballard – spiritual and leadership mentoring, Janice Nikkel and Lies Reimer – promotions and community relations and Heidi Rohla – promotions, community relations and CIS soccer championship.

The Spartan of the Year Award is selected by the Spartan Athletics Awards Committee from the coaches' nominations and awarded to a varsity athlete who is outstanding in the following areas: athletic achievement, quality of character, role model/TWU representative, academics.

The Scholar-Athlete Award is selected by the Spartan Athletic Awards Committee and awarded to the male and female graduating varsity athletes who best exemplify scholastic and athletic achievement.

The Bahta Melles Servant-Leader of the Year Award is selected by the Spartan Athletic Awards Committee from the coaches' nominations and awarded to the varsity athlete who best exemplifies the Spartan Athletics Mission Statement and the attributes of Spartans Hall of Fame member Bahta Melles.

The Male and Female Rookie of the Year Awards are selected from team rookies of the year and voted on by the Spartan Athletics Awards Committee.


Last Updated: 2010-03-30
Author: Scott Stewart