EDMONTON, AB (March 16, 2019) – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is pleased to announce Ember Large of the MacEwan University Griffins has been selected as the 2018-19 ACAC women's indoor track athlete of the Year.
Large won a full set of individual medals at the ACAC Championship (gold in the women's 1000m, silver in the 1500 and bronze in the 600) before helping the Griffins strike silver in the women's 4x400m relay.
What made the feat even more spectacular is the fact Large was competing on four hours of sleep after returning in the wee hours the night before off a 36-hour journey home from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, where she spent the first two weeks of March representing Canada in cross country skiing at the FISU Winter Universiade.
"That's a testament to what a solid athlete she is," said Griffins head coach Drew Carver. "She raced her guts out in the cross country at FISU and then came back here and, knowing she's dead tired, went out in every race and just did the best she could."
With her performance, Large led the Griffins to their fourth-straight ACAC women's team title and fifth in the last six years.
This prestigious award was presented to Large at the 2019 ACAC women's indoor track Championship held on March 16 at SAIT.
"It's pretty phenomenal actually," said Large of winning the award. "I never expected anything like that, especially just coming into my first year of track ever. It was pretty cool."
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About the ACAC: The ACAC is the governing body for intercollegiate athletics in Alberta. Its mission is to provide competitive collegiate sport experiences, promote academic achievement and be a leader of sport development in Canada.
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For additional information, contact:
Mark Kosak, ACAC
Chief Executive Officer
Kenneth Schildroth, MacEwan
Director of Athletics
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