2009-2010 Female Athlete of the Year Across All CCAA Sports



Alex Basso

University of British Columbia Okanagan's, Alex Basso has been named this year's Female Athlete of the Year Across All CCAA Sports by the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association.

One female athlete is selected annually from across all CCAA sports.

A power hitter for the UBC Okanagan Heat women's volleyball team, Alex is an extremely dedicated and driven student-athlete. She displays all the qualities of sportsmanship and fair play while competing as hard as she can. Basso's skill and leadership were an integral part of the Heat's successful season, where they captured both Provincial and National titles. In 58 games played Alex recorded 3.64 kills, .24 blocks, .27 aces, 2.31 digs and 4.17 points per game.

Alex's accomplishments have been recognized with numerous awards and opportunities; CCAA National Championship MVP, CCAA Volleyball Player of the Year, CCAA All Canadian, BCCAA MVP of Provincial Championship, BCCAA Player of the Year, BCCAA First Team All Star, CCAA Athlete of the Month, BCCAA Athlete of the Week and City of Kelowna Sport Hero Award. In addition, she played for Team BC at the 2009 Canada Summer Games and could possibly receive an invitation to the Senior National Team Selection Camp (she will attend an open National Team ID camp from May 1-5 in Winnipeg).

Alex not only excels on the volleyball court but in the classroom as well. She is a second year student enrolled in the Human Kinetics program. Basso is a role model and ambassador at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, the BCCAA and CCAA. She volunteers her time in the community with the Food Bank Stuff the Bus program and at campus events such as athletic competitions, residence move in day, the Women's Basketball National Championship and UBC Okanagan Orientation. Alex shares her love of the sport assisting with various school and club teams as guest athlete, and refereeing volleyball.


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