March 17, 2010
Three members of the UNBC Northern Timberwolves basketball teams - two players and the men's coach - have achieved national praise for their performances this season. Inderbir Singh Gill and Christine Kennedy have both been named All-Canadians for their excellent play during the 2009-10 season.
“Both Christine and Inderbir are the kinds of players who define our Athletics program at UNBC,” says Loralyn Murdoch, head coach of the women’s basketball team. “Their team-mates look up to them and – maybe even more importantly – younger players with the desire to play basketball at a university level look up to them. The fact that they’re exceptional athletes and dedicated students says a lot about what it takes to succeed.”
Christine is majoring in Psychology at UNBC while Inderbir is pursuing a degree in Commerce. Both are enrolled full-time and both were recently named Players of the Year by the BC Colleges Athletic Association, the first time UNBC players have achieved this distinction.
Milke Raimbault, head coach of the men's basketball team, has followed up his BC coach of the year honour with an award as Canada's coach of the year. In making the announcement, the Canadian Colleges’ Athletic Association stated that while Raimbault has been with UNBC for two years, "his accomplishments in that short time frame were more than enough to earn him the CCAA’s coach-of-the year. This winter, UNBC has been virtually unbeatable, with a 17-1 regular-season record to top BCCAA standings and two playoff wins to clinch the T-Wolves’ first provincial collegiate title — and earn the No. 1 seed at the ’09-10 CCAA championship in Calgary."
The men’s basketball team’s first game is Thursday, March 18 at noon (BC time). Fans will be able to follow the action via live web streaming through a link on the UNBC home page.