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TWU Virtual Spartan Awards Show, with Three Spartan Student-Athletes Honoured with Complete Champion Award

Langley – The Trinity Western University Spartans handed out their annual awards in a virtual Spartan Awards Show, with three Spartan student-athletes being honoured with the most prestigious award of the night – the Complete Champion Award – during Sunday night’s event.

Men’s hockey forward Jarrett Fontaine (Humboldt, Sask.), women’s volleyball outside Hilary Howe (Calgary) and women’s cross country and track and field middle distance runner Jen Kits (Langley) were honoured with the Complete Champion Award.

The virtual event was live-streamed and can be viewed On-Demand on the Spartans YouTube channel.

The evening-capping Complete Champion Awards are given to senior student-athletes who are “outstanding in athletic achievements, who advance to the edge of their abilities both academically and personally, and who also demonstrate leadership and a desire to grow spiritually.”

This year’s Bahta Melles Awards for servant leadership went to former women’s basketball student-athlete Grace Guderyan (Calgary), who was an assistant coach and therapist with her team this year, as well as second-year women’s rugby athlete Tausani Levale (Abbotsford, B.C.).

The Spartans Scholar Athlete Award went to fifth-year women’s soccer defender Kristen Sakaki (Surrey, B.C.) and fifth-year men’s hockey defenceman Kenny Batke (Vernon, B.C.).

The Murray Hall Leadership Legacy Awards went to fourth-year women’s soccer defender Aliya Coy (Calgary) and second-year men’s hockey goalie Isaac Labelle (Saskatoon).

The School of Business Spartan Athlete of the Year Awards also went to Sakaki and fifth-year men’s soccer defender Caleb Johnson (Strathmore, Alta.).

The School of Human Kinetics Spartan Athlete of the Year Awards went to fourth-year men’s volleyball setter Derek Epp (Saskatoon) and fourth-year women’s soccer forward Kathryn Harvey (Coquitlam, B.C.).

The Athletic Trainers Room Senior Therapist of the Year Award went to Grace Guderyan, who worked with the women’s basketball team. The Junior Therapist of the Year Awards went to Cole Beeksma, who worked with the women’s soccer team, and Courtney Pearce, who was with the women’s and men’s rugby teams.

The Andrew Heming Shield (Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award) went to third-year women’s cross country and track and field middle distance runner Jouen Chang (Langley, B.C.). The Female Strength & Conditioning Athlete of the Year Award was given to third-year women’s volleyball middle Mikayla Benterud (Sherwood Park, Alta.) while the Male Strength & Conditioning Athlete of the Year Award went to third-year men’s rugby hooker Scott Bowers (New Westminster, B.C.).

The Strength & Conditioning Team of the Year Award was handed out to the women’s basketball team for the second year in a row.

The Spartans also honoured their graduating seniors Saturday.

Graduating Senior Athletes

Men’s Basketball

Aaron Paetkau | 2016-2021

Women’s Basketball

Teanna Bradshaw | 2016-2021

Grace Guderyan | 2016-2021

Men’s Hockey

Kenny Batke | 2016-2021

Jarrett Fontaine | 2016-2021

Lucas Mills | 2016-2021

Spencer Roberts | 2018-2021

Joseph Sylvain | 2016-2021

Women’s Hockey

Kiki Richardson | 2019-2021

Men’s Soccer

Caleb Johnson | 2016-2021

Caleb Jemmott | 2016-2021

Jordan Kasian | 2016-2021

Scott Poffenroth | 2016-2021

Women’s Soccer

Danielle Thune

2016-2021

Men’s Track & Field

Zach Augenstein | 2018-2021

Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country

Rachel Jerome | 2016-2021

Jennifer Kits | 2016-2021

Tosha Moore | 2016-2021

Men’s Volleyball

Brennen Gardner | 2018-2021

Kaden Gamache | 2016-2021

Women’s Volleyball

Hilary Howe | 2016-2021

TWU Spartans Awards List

Complete Champion Award

Jarrett Fontaine (Men’s Hockey)

Hilary Howe (Women’s Volleyball)

Jennifer Kits (Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country)

Scholar-Athlete Award

Kristen Sakaki (Women’s Soccer)

Kenny Batke (Men’s Hockey)

Bahta Melles Servant-Leadership Award

Grace Guderyan (Women’s Basketball)

Tausani Levale (Women’s Rugby)

Murray Hall Leadership Legacy Award

Aliya Coy (Women’s Soccer)

Isaac Labelle (Men’s Hockey)

School of Business Spartan Athlete of the Year

Kristen Sakaki (Women’s Soccer)

Caleb Johnson (Men’s Volleyball)

School of Human Kinetics Spartan Athlete of the Year

Kathryn Harvey (Women’s Soccer)

Derek Epp (Men’s Volleyball)

The Athletic Trainers Room Senior Therapist of the Year

Grace Guderyan (Women’s Basketball)

The Athletic Trainers Room Junior Therapists of the Year

Courtney Pearce (Women’s Rugby)

Cole Beeksma (Women’s Soccer)

Andrew Heming Shield (Strength and Conditioning Coach Award)

Jouen Chang (Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field)

Strength and Conditioning Team of the Year

Women’s Basketball

Strength and Conditioning Male Athlete of the Year

Scott Bowers (Men’s Rugby)

Strength and Conditioning Female Athlete of the Year

Mikayla Benterud (Women’s Volleyball)

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