Wierks honoured in Ottawa

Graduated UFV basketball star Sarah Wierks snared another another this week as she was recognized for academic excellence.

Sarah Wierks was one of eight Canadian university athletes recognized Monday morning for academic excellence.

Wierks, the recently-graduated University of the Fraser Valley basketball star, was honoured as an Academic All-Canadian in a ceremony at Ottawa’s Rideau Hall.

Governor General David Johnston bestowed the commendation.

Wierks earned the honour by maintaining an 80 per cent average in her studies while playing a varsity sport.

In 2014-15, a record 3,107 students achieved the prestigious status, eclipsing the previous mark of 2,861 set a year ago.

Among these individuals, one female and one male student-athlete from each of the four CIS regional associations are selected annually to make up the Top Eight.

Wierks was chosen to represent the Canada West conference on the womens’ side while University of Calgary football player Andrew Buckley did so for the men.

“They represent the very best of what university sport is all about,” said CIS chief executive officer Graham Brown.

See cis-sic.ca for more info.

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