TORONTO/CORNWALL, ON (CIS/CCAA) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association announced Tuesday the four student-athletes who will represent Canada at the 18th FISU world university beach volleyball championship in Parnu, Estonia, from July 13-17.
Tessa Davis (Surrey, B.C.) and Caleigh Cruickshank (Etobicoke, Ont.), teammates on the reigning national champion University of Toronto Varsity Blues, highlight the women's pair. The men's team includes the University of Guelph's Dallas Keith (Toronto, Ont.) and Devon Dunn (Vancouver, B.C.), who attends Douglas College.
Keith finished fifth at the 2012 U21 Junior World Championship.
George Brown's Dana Cooke (pictured) will serve as team leader.
"Caleigh and Tessa have proven their pedigree…and I look for Dallas and Devon to turn some heads with their style of play, enthusiasm and technique," said Cooke, head coach of the Huskies women's volleyball team. "FISU is such a great opportunity for college and university athletes to gain not only athletic but life experience. Both teams earned it with their play during trials and are working hard every day in training to make the maple leaf proud in Estonia."."
|Devon Dunn||Douglas College||n/a||Vancouver, BC||Sport Science|
|Dallas Keith||Guelph||3||Toronto, ON||Political Science|
|Caleigh Cruickshank||Toronto||4||Etobicoke, ON||Health Studies|
|Tessa Davis||Toronto||3||Surry, BC||Peace, Conflict & Justice Studies|
Team Leader: Dana Cooke, George Brown
* Year of eligibility during 2015-16 volleyball season
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