No three stooges
Three members of the TRU WolfPack have been named to all-star teams.
Diane Schuetze, a 6-foot-3 post player with the WolfPack women’s basketball team, was named a Canada West first-team all star.
“It has been an amazing season,” she said.
“Making playoffs for the first time as a team and now this. It’s amazing.”
Schuetze is the first WolfPack woman to be named a first-team all star since TRU joined the Canadian Interuniversity Sports ranks seven years ago.
“We are all very proud of Diane,” said Scott Reeves, head coach of TRU’s women.
“Diane would be the first to tell you she didn’t get this award on her own and she is very appreciative and thankful to her team for making this happen.”
Schuetze was the third-best rebounder in the conference, averaging 8.9 boards per game.
She was third in offensive rebounds with 3.2 per game and fourth in defensive rebounds with 5.8 per game.
Meanwhile, Justin King of the WolfPack men’s basketball team was the first second-team all star in that program’s seven-year history.
The Las Vegas product led the Canada West in scoring, appearing in 16 games and scoring 370 points (23.1 per game).
He was also the best free-throw shooter and defensive rebounder in the conference.
“It’s nice for Justin to be recognized for the amount of work he has put into basketball in high school, college and university,” WolfPack head coach Scott Clark said.
Finally, Brad Gunter was a bright spot in a forgettable season for the TRU men’s volleyball squad.
He was named to the CIS All-Rookie Team at an awards breakfast held at Queen’s University.
“Brad had a great year,” TRU head coach Pat Hennelly said.
“He was injured in the second half of the season. Before that, he was exceptional against a good Stanford team in January and I thought he was poised to have a great second half. He was our best outside hitter for long stretches of the first half through some very tough weekends.”
The 6-foot-7 Courtenay product became the fifth WolfPack player to be named to the All-Rookie Team.
He follows in the footsteps of Robin Schoebel, Gord Perrin, Josh Boruck and Kevin Tillie.