All-Canadian status for TRU’s Dobbert

WolfPack outside hitter from Germany receives first-team U Sports honours

Thompson Rivers University volleyball player Tim Dobbert has earned one of U Sports’ highest honours, being named a first-team All-Canadian.

Dobbert, a fifth-year outside hitter from Germany, recorded 701 kills in 43 matches played with the WolfPack in his U Sports career.

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“Tim belongs in that special group of alumni,” TRU mens’ volleyball head coach Pat Hennelly said.

“It was an honour to have Tim a part of our program. Tim had a great year finishing fifth all-time in points, seventh in kills and 18th in kills per set. Tim is also an exceptional student athlete and an Academic All-Canadian.”

Dobbert played just two years for TRU, coming to Kamloops after a stint at the NCAA’s Brigham Young University in Utah. This season, he led Canada West in kills with 379 and was second in kills per set.

Dobbert, who holds an engineering degree from BYU, is just the second WolfPack volleyball player to earn All-Canadian status and Academic All-Canadian status

“To add to all these accolades, Tim is a great person, excellent teammate and one of the hardest working guys on a team with great work ethic,” Hennelly said.

“Tim never took a day off, even when we wanted him to, and was always in the weight room going above and beyond.”

Dobbert is the third TRU volleyball player to earn All-Canadian first-team status, after Gord Perrin and Brad Gunter.

TRU’s Kevin Tillie was named a second-team All-Canadian in 2011.

Perrin, Gunter and Tillie all now play professional volleyball in Europe.

— files from TRU Sports Information

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