Each week, two GPRC Wolves athletes are selected for their achievements over the weekend on the field, track, or court. We are pleased to congratulate Blake Hoogestraat from the Wolves Men’s Soccer team and Mckenna Wolstenholmefrom the Wolves Women’s Volleyball team as our current Featured Athletes of the Week!
Blake Hoogestraat #4
Program: 2nd Year, Bachelor of Education Position: Midfielder Hometown: Spruce Grove, Alberta
Blake Hoogestraat is in his second season with the Wolves. He is a dynamic player who always gives 100% on everything he does both on the field and in the classroom. Blake practices as he plays, with great effort and attention to detail. He always has a willingness to support his teammates and brings a never-say-die attitude to the pitch. Blake is a valued member of the Wolves Soccer Program. Thank you Blake for your dedication to the Wolves.
Mckenna Wolstenholme #12
Program: 3rd Year, University Transfer Bachelor of Education Position: Libero/Setter Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Mckenna Wolstenholme is an extremely hard working individual who takes great pride in her academic and athletic accomplishments. Mckenna was a recipient of the CCAA – ACSC National Scholar Award for the 2017-2018 season, and has the future goal of completing an Education degree. Mckenna is a talented and versatile athlete gifted with speed and a strong ability to read the game. She is a fierce competitor who does not hesitate to pursue a ball and be relentless on defense. Mckenna also brings a strong serving game and setting ability. She also gives back to young volleyball players by coaching at summer camps, and has been a coach with Wolves club for the past 3 seasons! Thank you Mckenna for your dedication to the Wolves.
We are reminiscing about honouring our GPRC Wolves athletes this morning on blog.
The 47thannual Festival of Gold celebration happened on our GPRCGrande Prairie campus this past Friday, March 31.
“Congratulations to all our GPRC athletes for the fantastic work you’re doing inside the classroom and on the field, track, or court,” said GPRC President and CEO, Don Gnatiuk at the celebrations. “GPRC athletes represent our community and region across the province and across Canada. You are ambassadors of not only GPRC but our region.The entire community is proud of your accomplishments.”
Our GPRC Wolves had an incredible year. Bringing home 11 ACACAll Conference awards, 3 provincialACACmedals and representing GPRC at the national level on multiple occasions.
Not only do our athletes excel in their sports of course but many are at the top of their classes. With nine individual athletes receiving a Academic Award this year.
Congratulations to all our athletes that were honoured at Friday’s event.
“Wolves Athletics has always been a big part of our college and our community. You are all part of that strong tradition,” said Gnatiuk. “Be proud of your achievements, you all deserve recognition for what you have accomplished. Celebrate your success!”
Yasser is in his first season with the Wolves. An Edmonton product, Yasser has an ability to create for his team with his offensive skill set. Averaging 12 points per game, Yasser’s work ethic is unrivaled, and he always brings effort and energy to practice, and games. The Wolves will lean on Yasser to provide a scoring punch and defensive intensity to finish well.
Chance is in his second year at GPRC studying Commerce. A Hines Creek native, Chance is a serious threat from the three-point line, shooting 35 percent from the three. A dedicated athlete who leads by example, the Wolves will rely on Chance’s experience to help his team finish the season strong.