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Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Jasper Athlete of the Week

November 17-23,2014

Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Jasper Female Athlete of the Week
Miranda Dawe
Red Deer College
Women's Volleyball

In a showdown between the CCAA #1 and #4 ranked teams, it was sure to be a high octane offensive match up. Miranda was the offensive spark for the Queens in their double header wins over the Olds Broncos. Miranda was the offensive spark for the Queens in their double header wins over the Olds Broncos.

Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Jasper Male Athlete of the Week
Stephen Zipp
Grant MacEwan University
Men's Hockey

On a team where any one is capable of stepping up, Stephen Zipp stood out among some of the best players in the ACAC. The third year forward turned in a standout weekend helping propel his MacEwan University Griffins to a weekend sweep of the SAIT Trojans in a match-up of two of the top teams in the league.

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News Highlights

Chasing the Dream

 by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

11/27/2014...Lac la Biche, Alberta - Having skated for the SAIT Trojans during the 2012-2013 season, Landon Kadatz, decided to chase the dream that nearly every Canadian youth that ever tied on a pair of skate laces and picked up a hockey stick has had.

The dream to play professional hockey.

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Student/Athlete Prepares You for the Real World

 by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

11/24/2014....Edmonton, Alberta - Perhaps more so than any other student at post-secondary institutions, the student/athlete composes one of the most unique and diverse groups.

The challenges of balancing academics with sports while gaining success may prepare them for future challenges in the workforce and life.

We asked several current coaches and administration staff within the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference framework, who were also at one time student/athletes in the ACAC, how the role of student/athlete has assisted them in their current position.

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Beating the Odds and Ready to Lead

  by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

11/23/2014...Calgary, Alberta - “I'm not a role model. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.” - Charles Barkley, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee (Player 2006) (Team 2010)

Despite what NBA legend Barkley, nicknamed “Sir Charles” or "The Round Mound of Rebound”, tells us, role models are important in life.

Just ask sisters Kassandra Harkema (nee Baptiste) and Shania Baptiste who suit up for the St. Mary’s University Lightning women’s basketball team in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.

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Basketball is in their Blood

by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

11/19/2014...Lethbridge, Alberta - “You have to remind them that you are not the first to play this game. You are part of a tradition. You are not the tradition.”-  Ryan Heggie, Lethbridge Kodiaks men’s basketball coach.

Heggie was referring to an adage that he had heard from one of the legendary basketball playing Tollestrup brothers of southern Alberta,  Phil or Tim ,who would pass this on to the high school team they were coaching prior to an annual boys’ high school basketball rivalry between Raymond and Magrath. 

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