- An athlete and a scholar
Thompson Rivers University is home to 20 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association 2010-2011 national scholars.
From badminton, Kia Lidster, Venita Colton, Alex Perkin and Kelsey Swinden, whom are from Kamloops, and Whitney MaKenny, Lacey Loewen and Marlee Mertens.
From women's soccer, Heather Lloyd, Danya Mitchell and Natasha Little, from Kamloops, and Kelsey Callander, Ashley Piggot and Abbey McAuley.
From men's soccer, Erkut Sonmez of Turkey and Justin Smeaton, Lee Bauer and Justin Wallace of Kamloops.
Rounding out the list are Kamloops products Mark Gruber, Quinn Campbell and Brennan Arduini, whom are all from Kamloops.
“I want to congratulate all of our athletes,” TRU athletic director Ken Olynyk said.
“In this fast paced world, for these athletes to be able to not only excel at their chosen sport but, to also be a star in the classroom, is truly commendable.
"I would like to think that the skills they are learning at TRU will continue into the real world."
The national scholars were honoured at a university event on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
- Pack are top 15 in the nation
The TRU WolfPack men's soccer squad is ranked No. 13 in the country.
With its 2-1 win over the UBC Okanagan Heat of Kelowna last weekend, TRU moved into the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association's top 15 for the first time this season.
The FX Garneau Elans of Quebec are the No.1-ranked squad in the nation, while the Vancouver Island University Mariners are ranked third.
TRU's women's squad is not ranked in the top 15.