Liam O’Hallahan Honoured as 2018-19 ACAC Men’s North Basketball Rookie of the Year

Liam O’Hallahan Honoured as 2018-19 ACAC Men’s North Basketball Rookie of the Year

Lloydminster, AB (February 28, 2019) – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is pleased to announce Liam O'Hallahan of the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves has been selected as the 2018-19 ACAC Men's Basketball North Rookie of the Year.

Liam entered his first season of ACAC having played in 20 of the Wolves 24 games, scoring double digits in all but one game.  Liam averaged 16.7 PPG (11th in ACAC) and 7.5 RPG (7th in ACAC).  Liam also had 33 steals, which was 12th in the ACAC.  Liam is a dynamic athletic player, able to score to will, rebound the ball, and anticipate the opponents passing, resulting in almost 2 steals per game.  Liam finished second in scoring on the Wolves.

"It was really enjoyable to coach Liam.  First in High School at Peace Wapiti Academy, and now at the college level, seeing him win the Rookie of the Year is very satisfying.  It is a pleasure to coach him and watch his game evolve as the year progressed. With his hard work and determination, he will continue to be a dominant player in this league." – Coach Evan Lloyd

Liam is a dual citizen, with his father from Ngatea, New Zealand and his mother from Canada.  Liam is in the first year of the Education Program with aspirations of being a teacher. Liam not only plays basketball, as he spent the past several years playing Rugby with the Canadian National Team.  

This prestigious award was presented to Liam O'Hallahan at the 2019 ACAC Men's Basketball Championship Ceremony held on February 27 at Lloydminster.

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About the ACAC: The ACAC is the governing body for intercollegiate athletics in Alberta. Its mission is to provide competitive collegiate sport experiences, promote academic achievement and be a leader of sport development in Canada.

For more information on the ACAC, please visit our website: www.acac.ab.ca

For additional information, contact:

Mark Kosak, ACAC
Chief Executive Officer
403-875-7329
markk@acac.ab.ca

Thomas Slifka
Athletics Manager
780-539-2230
TSlifka@GPRC.ab.ca

                                                                                                                        
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