On Tuesday, February 5, community members filled the Mary Irwin Theatre (Rotary Centre of the Arts) to recognize the 2013 Community Sport Hero Awards Recipients. At this year’s Reception, the City of Kelowna, PacificSport, and Tourism Kelowna were pleased to recognize several local volunteers and athletes for their outstanding contributions to sport within our community. Congratulations to the following 2013 Community Sport Hero Awards Recipients:
Two UBC Okanagan Heat athletes were awarded this honour:
Jen Woods – Golf
Born and raised in Kelowna, Woods left her mark in the UBCO Heat record books winning seven of 20 tournaments, four consecutive provincial team titles, two national silver team medals, two PACWEST Player of the Year awards, two PACWEST tournament All-Star awards, and three CCAA tournament All-Star awards. Last season she led her team to a CCAA Championships banner and was nominated for the Sport BC College Athlete of the Year.
Chandler Proch – Volleyball
A talented volleyball star Proch has overcome a myriad of challenges and has continued to lead her UBCO Women’s Volleyball team both on and off the court. UBCO’s team captain Proch was met with a life altering diagnosis that revealed a spine misalignment last year. Any wrong movement had the potential to cause her vertebrae to slip and sever her spinal cord. With the help of physiotherapy and careful monitoring and a great attitude, Proch was able to complete the team’s record-breaking season recording more wins than any other post-secondary institution in their first year of competition at the CIS level.