CCAA Men's Basketball Players of the Month
March 7, 2011 - The CCAA has listed the CCAA Basketball Athletes of the Month for February. The CCAA Athlete of the Month program recognizes student-athletes for their outstanding event performance and athletic accomplishments during that month.
The distinction is bestowed upon one male and one female student-athlete in each conference participating in the CCAA Basketball; the five conferences are the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) the Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association (ACAA), the British Columbia Colleges Athletic Association (BCCAA), the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) and the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).
J.D. Howlett, University of King’s College
J.D. Howlett of UKC has been an unstoppable force for the Blue Devils. He’s amassed 84 points (29, 26 and 29) in three straight wins. Head coach Chad Wadden said of his star player: “J.D. has played with poise and focus. He has stepped up as a leader on our team and has instilled a work ethic and intensity that his teammates have bought into every game.” Howlett is in his second year in the Bachelor of Arts program.
lnderbir Gill, University of Northern British Columbia
Inderbir Gill of UNBC helped the Timberwolves go undefeated in the month of February. Gill shot an outstanding 49.4% from the field and averaged 23.6 points per game. He also collected 4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game while playing just over 25 minutes per match. The fifth year senior point guard is studying business.
Eric Smith, Durham College
Eric Smith of Durham College had a great season, winning the OCAA scoring title and averaging 21.6 points per game. Eric was also the league leader in rebounds with 206 this year. In the month of February Eric averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds per game. His school will be hosting the CCAA men’s basketball championship from March 17-19, 2011. Smith’s performance will be streamed live on the CCAA championship website.
Dominique Coward, Lethbridge College
Dominique Coward of Lethbridge College has helped the Kodiaks reach a 17-1 record. That record is good enough to get them the top ranking in the ACAC and second place in the CCAA. Dominique has notched a double/double in five of his last eight games and is the leader in blocked shots and rebounds in the ACAC. He is also second in field goal percentage and fourth in scoring. He is studying business administration and is in his second year of eligibility.
Guillaume Payen-Boucard, Collège Ahuntsic
Guillaume Payen-Boucard of Collège Ahuntsic is one of the RSEQ’s star players; his accolades include being named the Quebec league’s MVP, a member of the All-Star team. He’s ranked first in scoring with an average of 21 points per game. He is a third-year student studying Humanities.
Congratulations to all athletes on their performances this month!