TRU WolfPack announce annual award winners

The TRU WolfPack honoured their annual athletic award winners online on Thursday.

Kendra Finch of the women’s volleyball team and Jan Pirretas Glasmacher of the men’s soccer squad were named Sports Task Force Athlete of the Year Award winners.

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Finch, who has exhausted her U Sports eligibility, also claimed the Cliff Neufeld Leadership Athlete of the Year Award for the second consecutive season and Canada West Community Athlete of the Year Award.

Michael Rouault of the men’s basketball squad won the Cliff Neufeld Leadership Athlete of the Year Award for a third consecutive season and earned his second straight Dr. Roger H. Barnsley Scholar Award.

Rouault was also named Canada West community athlete of the year for men’s basketball and won the Ken Shields Trophy at the U Sports level.

Volleyball player Olga Savenchuk snagged the Dr. Roger H. Barnsley Scholar Award on the women’s side.

Nimo Benne of the men’s volleyball squad and Kseniya Kociygit of the women’s volleyball team were named newcomers of the year.

The Director’s Award, which goes to an athlete who left a mark after five years toiling for the Pack, was claimed by women’s soccer player Natalie Verdiel.

Carmin Mazzotta, who has coached the school’s cross-country running team for five years, won a pair of awards — the Tyler Lowey Comeback Award and TRU WolfPack Appreciation Award.

Graduating WolfPack basketball and baseball player Joe Davis of Kamloops delivered the fifth-year speech.

Awards were handed out via the school’s website, YouTube and social-media platforms due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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