GPRC Wolves Womens Basketball 2013/14
Wolves Women's Basketball Season Comes To An End
March 3rd, 2014 -- Logan Clow - Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune
The GPRC Wolves women’s basketball season has come to an end.
At the 2014 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Championships in Olds on Feb. 28-March 2, the Wolves were defeated 90-57 by the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in game one and then eliminated by the host Broncos 85-71 in game two.
Wolves Head Coach Dave Waknuk says their game against the Kodiaks was the difference.
“We played a very tough Lethbridge team. They played well from the start and we were slow to respond. They started off strong, they had a very aggressive game plan and we didn’t respond to it. We made mistakes and they capitalized on it and we got ourselves into a big hole early and couldn’t dig ourselves out,” explained Waknuk.
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Wolves Glad O'Hallahan Changed Net For Basket
February 25th, 2014
by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips
02/24/2014...Grande Prairie, Alberta - Take off the word NET and replace it with the word BASKET and you have the world of Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves’ 2012-2013 All-Canadian women’s hoops star Kelly O’Hallahan.
It was in high school that the Ngatea, New Zealand native had to decide on whether following the path of netball or the path of basketball.
Not that she was bored with netball, but she decided to continue dribbling her way with basketball...which is basically a form of netball with a backboard.
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The GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball assisted with the set-up of the Community Foundation of Greater Grande Prairie’s Gala event and for the work and efforts, the Foundation made a donation to the team. Here Tracey Vavrek, Executive Director of the Community Foundation, is presenting their donation to GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball Team captains Kelly O’Hallahan and Danielle Steel and Head Coach Dave Waknuk.
Wolves Coaches Selected
December 16th, 2013
Two members of the GPRC Women's Basketball Coaching staff were recently selected to coach during their "summer break" from the College in 2014.
Wolves Head Coach, Dave Waknuk will continue his recent involvement with Basketball Alberta, as he was selected as the Head Coach for the U16 Girls Team Alberta program. This is the third year that Waknuk has been involved with the Provincial Team but his first as head coach. The team will be selected in March and train throughout the summer before playing in the Western Canadian Basketball Championships in Edmonton in late July.
Assistant Coach, Graeme Ryder was also recently selected to Head Coach, as he will coach the Zone 8 U14 Boys program that will compete at the 2014 Alberta Summer Games in Airdrie, Alberta. The team will be selected in April, with selection camps in Grande Prairie and Grimshaw.
Both coaches are excited for the opportunity to represent their region this summer. Best of luck to both!
Buhler selected to participate in the 2013-2014 CCAA Female Apprentice Coach Program
GPRC Wolves Athletics is proud to announce that the CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) has selected Jaelle Buhler to participate in the 2013-2014 CCAA Female Apprentice Coach Program.
The CCAA Female Apprentice Coach program is funded by Sport Canada and targets female graduating student-athletes to participate in collegiate sport as apprentice coaches. The program provides grants for professional development opportunities and operational costs while the apprentice coaches aid in player scouting, team communications, training exercises, skill development and administrative duties throughout the season.
Buhler played in the CCAA for the Wolves Basketball program from 2006 – 2011 and captained the team 3 times during her college career. In addition to being an outstanding college athlete, Buhler has also been active in the community coaching various camps and clinics including a U15 Alberta Summer Games team and a Wolves Basketball Club U13 Girls team.
Wolves Athletic Director, Francois Fournier who has observed Buhler’s playing career notes that “Jaelle possess all the characteristics we look for in our coaches, most importantly her passion for the game. Jaelle will be a great role model for our young female athletes and coaches”
Buhler’s mentor during her apprenticeship is Dave Waknuk, GPRC Wolves Women’s Basketball coach. Waknuk is entering his fourth full season as head coach of the Wolves who won the ACAC title and finished fifth at the 2011 CCAA Women's Basketball National Championships.
Congratulations Jaelle on your appointment to the CCAA Female Apprentice Coach Program.
For more information on Wolves Womens' Basketball contact:
Dave Waknuk, Head Coach
Grande Prairie Regional College