13 CapU scholar-athletes honoured by PACWEST

Capilano's 13 PACWEST Academic Excellence Award winners at the CapU Athletic Awards Banquet, along with Cyndi Banks, CapU Associate VP Student Success. Photo Paul Yates / Vancouver Sports Pictures
Capilano's 13 PACWEST Academic Excellence Award winners at the CapU Athletic Awards Banquet, along with Cyndi Banks, CapU Associate VP Student Success. Photo Paul Yates / Vancouver Sports Pictures

CJ Pentland, CapU Sports Information Director / Photo Tae Hoon Kim, CapU Photojournalist

Thirteen Capilano University student-athletes have been honoured by the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) for their continued academic success.

The PACWEST Academic Excellence Award is awarded annually to scholar-athletes who achieved Honours Standing or equivalent at their institution over their last 27 credits, in addition to meeting sport-specific criteria. The 13 winners from Capilano are the most ever won by Blues student-athletes since the award’s creation in 1993.

“To achieve excellence in both sport and academics requires tremendous skill, dedication and perseverance,” said Milt Williams, CapU Manager of Athletics & Recreation. “We are proud of the academic accomplishments our athletes and the support provided by the University in order for them to succeed.”

The recipients for the 2017-18 season are:

Ashley dela Cruz Yip, Women’s Basketball

Sherrie Errico, Women’s Basketball

Susan Zdziechowski, Women’s Basketball

Keith Jackson, Men’s Soccer

Brooklynn Doucette, Women’s Soccer

Natalie Leclerc, Women’s Soccer

Jaimi MacCara, Women’s Soccer

Dominika Paige, Women’s Soccer

Cameron Fay, Men’s Volleyball

Mattias Wels-Lopez, Men’s Volleyball

Tracy Ewashkiw, Women’s Volleyball

Trina Ewashkiw, Women’s Volleyball

Tyneille Neufeld, Women’s Volleyball