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HUSKIE ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES MAJOR 7 NOMINEES

Huskie Athletics is proud to announce the nominees for the Major 7 Awards to be handed out at the 2015 Huskie Salute on March 20 at TCU Place.

The Major 7 Awards are handed to those athletes who have had outstanding seasons for the green and white, as well as made big contributions on the field, in the classroom and in the community during their time with the Huskies. Huskie Athletics will also honour Canada West All-Stars and Major Award Winners, CIS All-Canadians and Major Award Winners and fifth year athletes, as well as hand out the Trainer of the Year award.

And the nominees are…

Howard Nixon Trophy – Male Rookie of the Year

Winning gold at both the Canada West & CIS Championships…
Josh Bodnarchuk, Wrestling

Member of the Canada West & CIS All-Rookie Teams…
Colin Fraser, Volleyball

Dual sport athlete…
Kieran Johnston, Track & Field/Football

A member of the Canada West All-Rookie Team…
Michael Sofillas, Hockey

Pat Lawson Trophy – Female Rookie of the Year

Finishing fourth at the Canada West championship & making CIS standard in the 300-metres…
Tia Baker, Track & Field

Finishing with a bronze medal at the Canada West Championship…
Megan Nelthorpe, Wrestling

E. Kent Phillips Trophy – Male Athlete of the Year

Canada West Defensive Player of the Year…
Ben Baker, Basketball

Winning gold in the 300-metres at the Canada West Championship…
Graham Black, Track & Field

Canada West Most Outstanding Male Wrestler….
Dylan Bray, Wrestling

Canada West Defensive Player of the Year and All-Canadian
Mark Ingram, Football

Starting all matches and leading CIS in goals with 9…
Brett Levis, Soccer

Mary Ethel Cartwright Trophy – Female Athlete of the Year

A Canada West All-Star and All-Canadian…
Dalyce Emmerson, Basketball

Canada West’s Most Outstanding Female Wrestler…
Annie Monteith, Wrestling

Striking Canada West gold in the weight throw…
Olena Olenick, Track & Field
Setting a Huskie single-season record for goals…
Jenelle Zapski, Soccer

Rusty McDonald Trophy – All-Round Male Athlete

A two-time Canada West award winner, All-Academic and captain…
Ben Baker, Basketball

A five-time Canada West medalist, 3-time CIS medalist and captain…
Dylan Bray, Wrestling

A former rookie of the year, All-Academic and HAC representative…
Matthew Busse, Volleyball

A three-time Canada West medalist, All-Academic and leader for his team…
Jared Olson, Track & Field

Valerie Girsberger Trophy – All-Round Female Athlete

A two-time Canada West Champion, All-Academic and avid volunteer…
Kabree Howard, Basketball

A CIS medalist, All-Academic and leader for her team…
Lauren Taylor, Track & Field

Colb McEwon – Coach of the Year

This award’s winner will be announced at Salute

Doors open for Huskie Salute begins at 7 p.m. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Guest are encouraged to show their Huskie Pride and include a splash of green in their outfit.

Tickets are available for teams through a HAC representative or by calling 306-966-1023. Ticket prices are $10.