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Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Jasper Athlete of the Week

November 10-16, 2014

Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Jasper Female Athlete of the Week
Laticia Castillo
Women's Hockey

SAIT Trojans women’s hockey goalie Laticia Castillo has picked up where she left off after a strong rookie campaign last year.

Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Jasper Male Athlete of the Week
Artez Scharer
Concordia University College of Alberta
Men's Basketball

Artez led the Thunder to split with the GPRC Wolves this past weekend with games of 25 and 23 points, making 8 three’s in the process.


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News Highlights

Student/Athlete Prepares You for the Real World

 by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

11/24/2014....Edmonton, Alberta - Perhaps more so than any other student at post-secondary institutions, the student/athlete composes one of the most unique and diverse groups.

The challenges of balancing academics with sports while gaining success may prepare them for future challenges in the workforce and life.

We asked several current coaches and administration staff within the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference framework, who were also at one time student/athletes in the ACAC, how the role of student/athlete has assisted them in their current position.

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Beating the Odds and Ready to Lead

  by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

11/23/2014...Calgary, Alberta - “I'm not a role model. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.” - Charles Barkley, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee (Player 2006) (Team 2010)

Despite what NBA legend Barkley, nicknamed “Sir Charles” or "The Round Mound of Rebound”, tells us, role models are important in life.

Just ask sisters Kassandra Harkema (nee Baptiste) and Shania Baptiste who suit up for the St. Mary’s University Lightning women’s basketball team in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.

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Basketball is in their Blood

by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

11/19/2014...Lethbridge, Alberta - “You have to remind them that you are not the first to play this game. You are part of a tradition. You are not the tradition.”-  Ryan Heggie, Lethbridge Kodiaks men’s basketball coach.

Heggie was referring to an adage that he had heard from one of the legendary basketball playing Tollestrup brothers of southern Alberta,  Phil or Tim ,who would pass this on to the high school team they were coaching prior to an annual boys’ high school basketball rivalry between Raymond and Magrath. 

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Cota, Arychuk Glad To Run For RDC


Coming out of high school in 2013, Jordanna Cota wasn’t sure where she would end up.

She wanted to get into nursing and continue to run cross-country. And while Red Deer College was aperfect fit, the Hunting Hills High School star didn't know if she would stay at home.

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