Takeisha Wang of the Concordia Thunder has been named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Female Badminton Player of the Year.
She received the award this evening at the 2018 CCAA Badminton National Championships banquet, hosted by Concordia University of Edmonton.
“Takeisha is one of the most impressive student-athletes in Canada,” said David Munro, CCAA VP Sport Development. “She continued her dominating play again this season in the ACAC, with an eye on more success at the CCAA National Championships.”
In Wang’s third season in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC), she compiled a record of 11-1 in Women’s Singles and 8-1 in Mixed Doubles. She defended her Women’s Singles title and led Concordia to a second-place team finish at the ACAC Championships.
Wang was a finalist in Women’s Singles and earned a bronze medal in Women’s Doubles at the 2017 Badminton Canada College Championships. She then represented Canada at the 2017 FISU Universiade in Taiwan.
She is also a former Pan-American Jr. Champion and Canadian Jr. National Champion.
Wang is an excellent teammate with a positive attitude. She also excels in the classroom, where she has a 3.88 GPA. She is volunteering as a coach for the Zone 6 squad at the Alberta Winter Games in Fort McMurray.
“We are very pleased and honoured to have such a talented badminton player and student as the CCAA Player of the Year,” said Munro.
CCAA Player of the Year winners receive a customized ring provided by Jostens Canada, the Official Ring Supplier of the CCAA Championship Awards Banquet.
Other nominees for the CCAA Player of the Year award were Chloe Rowe of the Humber Hawks (OCAA) and Sam Lawther of the UKC Blue Devils (ACAA).