Sydney Goward.

Sydney Goward.

TRU cheerleaders up for award

With just over a week until the TRU WolfPack annual awards banquet, two Williams Lake athletes have been announced as finalists.

With just over a week until the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack annual awards banquet, two Williams Lake athletes have been announced as finalists.

Both Sydney Goward and Logan Giesbrecht, members of the cheerleading team for the WolfPack, are in the running for the Cliff Neufeld Leadership Award in both the men’s and women’s categories, respectively.

The Cliff Neufeld Leadership Award goes to athletes who not only excel in their sport but also lead by example with their teammates and the community.

In the women’s category Goward is up against Taiysa Worsfold (Kamloops, women’s basketball), Alesha Miller (Vernon, cross country running) and Brianne Rauch (Kimberley, women’s volleyball.)

On the men’s side Giesbrecht goes against Brett Parker (Langley, men’s basketball), Lucias Simpson (Aldergrove, baseball) and Ryan Pidhirniak (Coquitlam, cross country running.)

The annual awards banquet is hosted by the TRU WolfPack Division of Athletics and Recreation. Each of the WolfPack’s teams have at least one representative for the three major awards: Doctor Roger H. Barnsley Scholar Athletes, TRU Sports Task Force Athletes of the Year and the Cliff Neufeld Leadership Athletes of the Year.

The Barnsley Award goes to the male and female student athletes who best combine academics and athletic performance. All nominees qualify as ‘TRU Scholar Athletes.’

The awards banquet will be announced at the Campus Activity Centre’s Grand Hall on Thursday, April 2.