Trojans award gala
The Trojans season wrapped up on a high note, as the athletes gathered for a final time to salute the season’s accomplishments.
Women’s basketball player, Jasmine Bergen-Henengouwen gave the toast to the athletes at the annual awards gala on March 27.
“We play for the same name.
“We are a big family.”
Bergen-Henengouwen said it was a family she was proud to be a part of.
The female athlete of the year went to volleyball player, Megan Brennan, a third year journalism student.
“There were a lot of good athletes up there with me. I knew I had a good year, but I’m really honoured to be able to say it was this good of a year,” Brennan said.
The male athlete of the year went to hockey player, Brenden Forbes, a second year Civil Engineering Technology student.
“I worked hard in the off-season to get better, and I think it paid off alright,” Forbes said.
The athlete of the year award recognizes a student athlete’s attention to the three Trojan Pillars: athletic excellence, academic success and community citizenship.
Both Nolan Souchotte (men’s hockey) and Bergen-Henengouwen were named Trojan of the Year; the award is given to the student who is an unsung hero on their team and shows courage, spirit, and determination.
The award is usually reserved for just one athlete, but the coaches had a hard time choosing just one this year.
The athletes played vital roles on their team on and off the field of play, from helping lead their teams to silver medals, to helping with outreach programs.
Billie-Rae Busby, Trojans marketing and communications coordinator, made special mention of the “Make Some Noise” campaign during a speech and said there are plans to make it league wide next year.