Best of the best Olds College athletes awarded
The Olds College athletic department handed out year-end awards last week for all of its sports teams.
Lorelee Grattidge of the womenís futsal team was named the female athlete of the year at the college with the top overall grade point average. Travis Paulgaard of the menís curling team was the male athlete of the year with the top grade point average.
Kathryn Couperous of the womenís varsity basketball team was named the Alberta Colleges Athletic League female athlete of the year while Colton Short received the male athlete honours for his efforts in both volleyball and basketball.
Alanna Jonson of the womenís futsal team was named the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference female athlete of the year while Justin Schmidt of the menís futsal squad was given the male ACAC athlete of the year honour.
The most dedicated athlete in womenís cross-country was Hannah Roberts; for the men, it was Lance Wakefield. In menís curling, a lifetime honourary member was granted to Jay Rimke.
The most improved player in womenís futsal was Grattidge while the love award, embodying team spirit, was given to Cynthia Bramham. On the menís side, the most improved award was given to Richard Aisman while the ďgood feeliní Ē award was given to Franz Unterberger.
In womenís volleyball, Dakota Wilson was given the nod for rookie of the year, while Emma Tividar and Tristin Hogarth shared the heart and hustle award. Alexis West took the most valuable player award.
In JV menís volleyball, Brett Steadman took the leadership award while Tyler Comeau took the most dedicated award. Tim MacDonald took most valuable player honours. In varsity volleyball, Lance Davison took the leadership award, while Eric Wickert was deemed the most dedicated player. Steven Greilach was given most valuable player honours.
Stacey Bohnet took the leadership award on the JV womenís basketball team while Leann Miller was selected as the most dedicated. Layce Donaldson was given the nod as the most valuable player. Laura Belisle was given the leadership award for the varsity womenís basketball team while Mackenzie Judd was deemed most dedicated.
Mitch Smith was given the rookie of the year award for menís basketball. Jason Nysten was given the leadership award for the basketball squads while Sam Kirkness was named most valuable player.