GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: November 13, 2017

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: November 13, 2017

Each week, two GPRC Wolves athletes are selected to showcase their achievements in the classroom and on the field, track, or court. We are pleased to congratulate Vanessa Belzile and Megan Koch as our current Athletes of the Week! We caught up with the women to find out a little more about them, off the court.

#14 Vanessa Belzile

Vanessa, who is in her rookie year with the Wolves is in the Early Learning and Child Care program at GPRC. In addition to competing in the 2016 Amateur Athletic Union Volleyball Championships in Florida, she is also a track and field athlete who garnered a 4th place finish in the 2017 Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association’s Track & Field Championships discus event.

Here’s what else she had to say:

Why did you choose GPRC?

It’s close to my family.

 

Few people know that?

I’m left handed.

What is your most memorable moment in sport?

Close-lining Renae!

What is your dream job?

To be a hairdresser.

What is your favourite part about playing volleyball?

Getting to play in different places and meeting new people.

What is something you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t?

Bungee jump.

#1 Megan Koch

Megan, who is in her 3rd year with the Wolves is in the Bachelor of Education program at GPRC. A major point scorer, with 122 kills and 209 total attacks this season, Megan is one of the leading outside hitters in the Conference.

Here’s what else she had to say:

Why did you choose GPRC?

I love the hometown atmosphere and small class sizes.

What are some of your hobbies?

Knitting and Netflix.

What is your most memorable moment in sport?

Making it to Victoria for Nationals (2017 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship) after winning silver in the Provincial final (2017 ACAC Women’s Volleyball National Championship).

What is your dream job?

To be a dolphin trainer.

What is your favourite part about playing volleyball?

Making memories with my team.

What is your favourite book?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Congratulations to both Vanessa and Megan for being chosen as this week’s GPRC Athletes of the Week! 

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: October 17, 2016

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: October 17, 2016

aotw-brittany-duvallBrittany Duvall

High School:
 Eaglesham School
Program: Open Studies

The second most famous Wolves runner ever to come out of Eaglesham SchoolBrittany Duvall enters her rookie season with the Wolves looking to build upon  a solid high school running career. Duvall was a many-time Zone champion prior to coming to GPRC and a three-time, top 11 finisher at the ASAA Provincial High School XC Running Championships.

So far this season, Brittany has battled a few injuries, but she hopes to be in top shape for the ACAC Provincial XC Running Championships at the Wapiti Nordic Trails on October 29.


aotw-christie-shepherdChristie Shepherd 

High School: Grande Prairie Composite High School
Program: Nursing

Christie Shepherd is back for a third season with the XC Wolves and is looking to improve upon her 20th place finish at  last year’s ACAC championship race.  Shepherd is a talented athlete who competes in a variety of endurance-related events including trail running, adventure racing, and triathlon.  Her sunny disposition and optimistic attitude are hallmarks of her personality.

Along with team mate Maria Houle, Shepherd is widely known for being a integral part of the duo “Breeze.”

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