September 20, 2016: Capilano University boasts 15 top athletes and scholars

      NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – The Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) recently recognized 15 Blues athletes from Capilano University with National Scholar Awards.

      The award recognizes the outstanding academic accomplishments of CCAA student-athletes. To be recognized, a student-athlete must achieve honours standing at their institution in the current academic year.

      “The student-athletes who have achieved excellence in both athletics and academics are role models for the youth of today and destined to excel in their future careers,” says Milton Williams, manager of athletics and recreation at Capilano University. “Blues Athletics at Capilano University is proud to recognize and celebrate those student-athletes who’ve attained the highest possible CCAA honour in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence.”

      Athletes recognized for their outstanding achievements in the classroom:

        •  Basketball – Cyrille Butac; Michelle Errico; Jennafer Palma; Lianna Rushworth; Susan
           Zdziechowski and Michael Hale.

        •  Soccer – Shaelie Bramley; Taylor Einhorn; Natalie Leclerc; Thomas Arnott and Devan Woolley.

        •  Volleyball – Mika Chow; John De La Cruz; Gian Steenkamp and Steven Trinh. 

      "Capilano University is proud to support our students in many different arenas,” says Richard Gale, acting president of Capilano University. “These 15 athletes represent student success on the court and the field, in the classroom and in the community."

      Each recipient will receive a certificate of achievement and national recognition.

      About Capilano University Blues
      Coach of the Year, Athlete of the Year, Canadian College Athletic Association All-Canadian distinctions and Aggregate championships are just some of the provincial and national titles Blues Athletics has received in its 42-year history. Numerous Blues athletes have advanced to experience great success in their athletic, professional and social endeavors.

      About Capilano University
      Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. The University offers more than 100 programs, including 12 bachelor’s degrees, in areas as diverse as film and animation, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University enrols approximately 11,600 students each year, 8,300 in for-credit programs and 3,300 in non-credit courses. Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. Our campuses are located on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Lil’wat and Sechelt (shíshálh) Nations.

      For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:

      Cheryl Rossi
      Senior Communications Advisor
      Capilano University
      t: 604.983.7596
      c: 778.879.7119