O’Hallahan who is currently playing professional basketball in Ireland, has made her mark on the Irish basketball scene by winning the 2017 Basketball Ireland Player of the Year. Her significant contribution led her team, the Marble City Hawks, to win the Ireland Division 1 National League Championship this season.
During her Wolves career, O’Hallahan achieved much success, and in her 2013/14 season was the only player to be featured in the top 10 of 5 major statistical categories, confirming her athletic talent and versatility. As a multiple Athlete of the Week nominee, and 2013 GPRC Wolves Female Athlete of the Year, O’Hallahan was also a two-time ACACAll-Conference Player, and CCAAAll Canadian.
Always an asset to our program, we are pleased to have Kelly back on home turf. Welcome back to the Pack!
GPRCstudents celebrated the end of the academic year using the 5 D’s of Dodgeball – Dodge-Dip-Duck-Dive-Dodge.
GPRC’s Howler’s Cup happened on April 12 as part of the college’s meltdown festivities to celebrate the end of the academic year, and summer being around the corner.
The original Howler’s Cup was organized by a past Students’ Association president and was actually a floor hockey tournament.
Our GPRC Student Wellness department wanted to bring it back, and give the students a way to let lose before finals.
And so a Dodgeball Tournament was born.
13 teams of GPRC students came out with most teams wearing matching themed team uniforms competing for some awesome prizes.
Best Team Uniform
Best Team Name
And the winners were:
Best Team Name – Commerce Crusaders;
Best Dressed Team – Mama Mia
GPRC Student Wellness and GPRCSA would like to thank everyone who came out and participated in this fun afternoon.
“There was a tremendously positive energy right from the very beginning of the tournament,” said Joel Thibault, GPRC Student Wellness Coordinator. “There were some great costumes and so much attention to detail. This was clearly a tournament students were thinking about and looking forward to since we began marketing it!”
Even GPRC’s Farley got in on the action!
GPRC students didn’t hold back and busted out their ninja-like and acrobatic moves to dodge flying Dodgeballs. The afternoon included many underdog victories that really got teams and the crowd roaring!
Majority of the afternoon saw students coming to watch the event, grab a bit to eat and drink provided by the SA, and cheer on their friends and fellow students. The place was packed from 1-3 p.m. with many instructors and users of GPRC’s Fitness Centrecoming to check out the action as well.
Check out more photos of the GPRC Dodgeball Tournament on our Facebook page.
Thank you so everyone who made this event a total success!
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!”
GPRC is proud to be standing up for Mental Health Awareness by making some noise for mental health.
Student-athletes and mental health advocates in Alberta are teaming up with RBC Olympians and Sheldon Kennedy to reduce stigma related to mental illness and promote mental health and wellness. Make Some Noise for Mental Health is an award-winning campaign which promotes mental health awareness on 17 post-secondary campuses in 15 communities. Coinciding with ‘Blue Monday’, the campaign begins on January 16 and continues until February 12, 2017.
Program: Bachelor of Commerce Hometown: Edmonton, A.B.
Originally from Edmonton, Jackson Taguedong is in his 3rd year studying Commerce. Jackson provides a solid game that includes the ability to shoot as well as attack the basket. The Wolvesalso rely on Jackson’s athleticism for the defense of the perimeter.
Program: Bachelor of Commerce Hometown: East St. Paul, Manitoba
Derek McKnight is a 3rd year player from East St. Paul, Manitoba and is studying Commerce. Derek, a very good shooter, is known for his consistency on the court and attacks the basket with balance. His consistency and drive have earned him the responsibility of covering the best opposing players. As well as being a dedicated athlete, Derek was also a National Scholar last year.