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Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Jasper Athlete of the Week

January 19-25, 2015

Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Jasper Female Athlete of the Week
Ashtyn McKenzie
Ambrose University
Women's Volleyball

As the underdog and expansion team Ambrose Lions took on the #1 ranked Red Deer Queens this past weekend, right side Ashtyn McKenzie helped elevate her team to play their best match of the season up until this point.

Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Jasper Male Athlete of the Week
Emmanuel Enabu
SAIT Polytechnic
Men's Basketball

SAIT Trojans men's basketball player Emmanuel Enabu had a strong weekend at the point guard position, combining for 37 points — including a perfect 6-for-6 from the three point line — in their weekend split with the Lethbridge College Kodiaks.

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News Highlights

SAIT Trojans promote new mental health awareness campaign

01/26/15 Calgary, Alta.  — The Trojan Outreach Program at SAIT Polytechnic is promoting a new mental health awareness campaign to help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Driven by SAIT Trojans student-athletes, Make Some Noise for Mental Health is a pilot project to encourage conversation and open-mindedness about mental health and better promote resources and support available on campus and in the local area. 

  “Mental health is something that affects each and every one of us,” says Billie Rae Busby, SAIT Trojans Marketing and Communications Coordinator. “Whether it’s just feeling anxious or overwhelmed or a more serious mental illness, we all need to pay more attention to our mental health. Student-athletes in particular face additional pressure to be able to handle wins and losses and they may not always know how to cope.”

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Small School Big Results

by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

01/29/2015...Lac la Biche - Looking at the Portage Voyageurs 2014-2015 curling roster you will notice a few things.

Of the nine student/athletes on the team, six come from towns or villages with populations between 100 and 600.

The other three come from Cold Lake, Lac la Biche and St. Paul.

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Love and Basketball for Record Setter

 by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

01/28/2015...Grande Prairie, Alberta - Great men never think great. Small men never think small.

With a basketball in hand and stepping onto the hardwood, Dennis Farn was a force to be reckoned with.

Archives will show that during the 1988-1989 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s basketball season that Farn, then playing for the Grant MacEwan University Griffins, dropped a record 75 points against the Olds Broncos.

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Hungry for Hockey

by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

01/26/2015....Edmonton, Alberta - Discovery.

The action or process of discovering or being discovered.

It was at an early age, his first year of midget hockey,  that Ryan Benn, a Metis, discovered part of his heritage while playing for the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation at the Alberta Native Provincial Hockey Championships...his first of six championships he would attend

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